Macy was a veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted as a Private 1 Oct 1861 at the age of 24 years. He mustered into Co A 74th Ohio Infantry on 3 Jan 1862. Beason mustered out on 19 Mar 1863 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Macy applied for pension 19 Apr 1881 in Iowa. App #419132 and Cert #661702. His wife, Frances, applied for widow's pension in Iowa on 15 Jan 1890. App #494537 and Cert #306156.
NOTE: Headstone had date of death 15 Dec 1890, so wife Frances applied for his pension Jan of 1891 or year of death incorrect on headstone.