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George Lafayette Beal
Birth: May 21, 1825
Death: Dec. 11, 1896

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. Born in Norway, Maine, he was a prominent and successful businessman when he enlisted in the Union Army at the start of the Civil War. Commissioned a Captain in the 1st Maine Volunteers, he was appointed Colonel in command of the 10th Maine Infantry Regiment in October 1861. He led his regiment in actions at the Second Bull Run and was wounded at Antietam. In May 1863, he was placed in command of the 29th Maine Infantry, which took part in the Red River and Shenandoah campaigns. For his service at Gettysburg and Battle of Cedar Creek, he was promoted Brigadier General in November 1864, assigned to duty in North Carolina. In 1865, he was brevetted Major General in command of the eastern district of South Carolina, serving until he mustered out of the Army in January 1866. After the war, he was active in the Grand Army of the Republic, was Adjutant General of the state militia (1880-88) and was the Maine State Treasurer (1888-94). He died of heart disease at age 71 in Norway, Maine. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Norway Pine Grove Cemetery
Paris
Oxford County
Maine, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
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Brother Beal. Thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. Honor, Integrity, and Brotherhood.
- Daniel Moran
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- Keeper of the Stars
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