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Wallace A. Beckwith
Birth: unknown
Death: 1929

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Private in Company F, 21st Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH of his bravery at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, on December 13, 1862. His citation reads "Gallantly responded to a call for volunteers to man a battery, serving with great heroism until the termination of the engagement". His Medal was issued on February 15, 1897. Corporal John G. Palmer of Company F was also awarded the Medal of Honor for this deed. He was one of five 21st Connecticut soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Corporal F. Clarence Buck, Sergeant Robert A. Gray, Captain William S. Hubbell, and Corporal Palmer). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Josephine M Dart Beckwith (1844 - 1878)*
 
 Children:
  Richard S Beckwith (1870 - 1928)*
  Lloyd P Beckwith (1874 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Jordan Cemetery
Waterford
New London County
Connecticut, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 41.34642, -72.14096
 
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Record added: Jan 19, 2001
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Wallace A. Beckwith
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