|Death: ||Apr. 2, 1864|
Captain Nick L. Beuter,
Company C, Company Commander
He was mustered in Sept. 26, 1862 and assassinated Apr. 2, 1864, Hot Springs, Ark.
From a quote by E. W. Robinson in his history on Miami County:"He was the very man to fight Quantrill*****he was a 'model soldier of the Republic', and the brave men he commanded, many of whom are yet residents of the county, hold dear the memory and deeds of their vigilant, active and faithful Captain, who sleeps well his last sleep in ground returned to and retained in the Union by the patriotic self-sacrifice of Nick L. Beuter, and thousands, who like him, fought treason to its overthrow, and re-established the authority of the Government at the expense of life itself.
Capt Beuter, while acting in the capacity of Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Brigade, Seventh Army Corps, was assassinated while in the discharge of his official duty. He died a hero, with his armour on. His remains were buried on a round mound, six miles north of Hot Springs, Arkansas, on the 3rd of April, 1864."
The following is from the research of Byrce Benedict:
~Interesting Letter from Lieut. Hubbell to Mr. B. Snyder~
When we were in camp on Saline creek, Saline county, Capt. Beuter was killed. He was A. A. A. G. on Col. Adams' staff, who was commanding a Brigade, Captain had got his work done and came to the camp of the 12th Regiment (headquarters of the Brigade and our Regiment was about five hundred yards apart) after he had been around and saw the officers he came to our tent, and there we had a social chat and passed time off first rate, and at 9 o'clock Captain left for Brigade headquarters, when about half way we heard the report of a gun, three shots were fired, we thought nothing of that for Lt. Col. Hayes gave orders to kill hogs for rations was getting scarce, everything was quiet in camp after that, the next morning Isaac Ricketts of company C, Forage master for the out-fit, came to my tent before day and told me there was a dead man in the road and he thought it was Capt. Beuter, but could not tell for it was dark.
I got up and started for the place, and I found it was Capt. Beuter. I had him taken to camp and put in the tent, and report to Col. Adams. He was robbed of his money and Revolvers, his pockets was turned inside out, his hat was also gone.
He was shot through the heart. We put him in an ambulance and took him with us that day, we camped on the south fork of Saline Creek, and there we left the remains of poor Captain.
He was buried on a hill in a very nice place, sloping each way, covered with pine trees. He was buried with military honors. Capt. Beuter was more than an ordinary man. He had a good and noble heart; was well posted in military affairs, and the best officer in the 12th Regiment. We miss him very much.
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Record added: Apr 24, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10845222
Martha Reid 19 UDC
Added: Jan. 31, 2015
The remarks of those who knew him offer an insight into the type of man he was. Rest in peace Sir.|
Added: Nov. 14, 2009
~Rest in Peace~|
Added: Dec. 1, 2006