|Birth: ||Dec. 30, 1820|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 24, 1862|
Entered service in Company G, Fourth Mich. Infantry, at organization, as Second Lieutenant, June 20, 1861, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 40. Blacksmith by trade. Seriously ill while in camp at Adrian, Michigan in May of 1861 and returned to Tecumseh on May 28, 1861. Regained his strength, returned to regiment, and mustered as Second Lieutenant, then commissioned to First Lieutenant, Company K, May 1, 1862. Wounded in action (shot in groin) and taken prisoner at battle of Gaines' Mill, Virginia, June 27, 1862. Died July 6, 1862, while being removed from field hospital to Richmond, Virginia. Tecumseh, Michigan's first war casualty. The local G.A.R. post was named after him.
Sources: " Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War 1861 -1865, vol. 4", also known as the "Brown Book" and personal research from the soldier's Compiled Military Service Records and Pension Application file from the National Archives.
For Further Information See:
Fourth Michigan Volunteer Infantry 1861-1866
4th Michigan Infantry
Lucy Beers (1823 - 1901)*
Charles E. Beers (1847 - 1918)*
Co. K 4th. Michigan Infantry
Maintained by: 4th Michigan Infantry
Originally Created by: Richard Purkey
Record added: Nov 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61431852