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James Addams Beaver
Birth: Oct. 21, 1837
Perry County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 1914
Centre County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, 20th Pennsylvania Governor. He entered the Civil War as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, which was one of the initial three-month regiments raised in the beginning of the war. He later rose to Lieutenant Colonel of the 45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry before being promoted to Colonel and commander of the 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He lost his right leg at the August 25, 1864 Battle of Reams’ Station, Virginia. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on August 1, 1864 for “highly meritorious and distinguished conduct throughout the campaign, particularly for valuable services at Cold Harbor, while commanding a brigade”. In 1887 he was elected Governor of Pennsylvania, and served from 1887 to 1891. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Family links: 
  Mary Allison McAllister Beaver (1842 - 1926)*
  Nelson McAllister Beaver (1866 - 1867)*
  Gilbert A. Beaver (1869 - 1952)*
  Hugh McAllister Beaver (1873 - 1897)*
  Thomas B. Beaver (1875 - 1965)*
  James Addams Beaver (1883 - 1887)*
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Union Cemetery
Centre County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Lot 167
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 24, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5993491
James Addams Beaver
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James Addams Beaver
Added by: Russ Dodge
James Addams Beaver
Added by: Russ Dodge
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- R. Owens
 Added: Oct. 21, 2016
Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. Rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jan. 31, 2016
Parents: Jacob Beaver and Anna Eliza Addams
 Added: Dec. 30, 2015
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