U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name: Alexander Besat
Residence: Charleston, Wisconsin
Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlistment Date: 25 Apr 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Wisconsin
Was POW?: Yes
Was Wounded?: Yes
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, Wisconsin 3rd Infantry Regiment on 25 Apr 1861.
Mustered out on 18 Apr 1865.
The Medical and Surgical History of the Civil War
Alexander Besat Chilton Times October 21, 1899
Alex. Besat, Formerly a Resident of Charlestown, Dies at Neenah
Friday morning at 6 o'clock, the lifeless body of Alex. Besat, a well known resident of this city, was found lying near the sidewalk on Church Street east of Caroline Street. He was a member of Lewis Post, GAR, and last night, with a delegation of comrades, returned on one of the late interurban cars from Oshkosh where he attended the annual reunion of the Winnebago County Veterans Association. Returning shortly before 12 o'clock, he started directly for home. Officer Ben Leroy accompanied him from the W.C. depot as far as the corner of Church and Caroline streets, where the two men separated.
The deceased was apparently in his usual good health with the exception of a slight affection of the heart which had troubled him for a few weeks past. He wore a plaster on his breast on account of this ailment.
When found this morning, he was lying prostrate on his back and there was no evidence of any struggle before death. Death evidently resulted from heart failure and he died almost instantly. He was found by Lars. Jacobson, who had been working in a stable shortly after 6 o'clock this morning.
He was a member of Company B, Third Wis., and served during the civil war. He was an old settler in Calumet County and of French descent. He came to this city several years ago and has since made this home, with his wife and two daughters on Lagrange Avenue. The elder daughter married a couple of years ago and now resides in Illinois.
A coroner's jury was impaneled by Justice McGinn with Dr. G. L. McDermott as examining physician. The jury was composed of Henry Julius, A. J. Parker, John Baum, M. Sorley, Chas. Sorenson, Wm. Neubauer. The remains were viewed and an adjournment taken until tomorrow afternoon, when a verdict of death from heart failure will be agreed upon.
The deceased was 65 years of age and was held in high esteem by his many friends for his kind-hearted disposition, good-natured manner and steady, upright life.
Funeral services over the remains of Alex Besat will be held Sunday afternoon at the residence, Rev. J. E. Chapin officiating. The remains will be taken to Chilton, Monday for burial.ŚNeenah Times, Oct. 18th.
On Friday afternoon the Chilton Grand Army Post was notified of the sudden death of Mr. Besat. The news was heard with great sorrow in this community where he was well known. Mr. Besat was for many years a resident of Charlestown and was looked upon as an honorable, upright man and good citizen. He was a kind and indulgent father and no neighbor ever went to him for a favor that he did not grant it if it were in his power to do so. The remains were brought to this city on Monday and taken in charge by the Chilton GAR Post, of which he was an active member for a number of years. A large number of friends followed his remains to the Gravesville cemetery, where they were laid at rest in the silent tomb.
Susanna Girard Besat (1838 - 1886)*
Charlestown Union Cemetery
Created by: Rose Mohnsam
Record added: Mar 16, 2010
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