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John R. Beaver
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Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

I am very grateful to Dennis Brooke who sent the following biographical information to be used on Find A Grave only.

John R. Beaver aka John R. Mark Beaver aka J. R. Beaver - A former Confederate with Company E 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (2nd Palmetto Regiment) He was with Longstreet's Corps; McLaws' Division; Kershaw's Brigade at the Gettysburg Campaign. (June 3 - July 24, 1863) Company E was known as the "Camden Volunteers" Confederate CMSR's reported him enlisting on April 8, 1861 at Camden, South Carolina and told Confederate authorities he was age 21. Confederate CMSR's today record his name as John R. Mark Beaver. (However because he signed his signature with a X the word mark was included in his name a probable error by General Ainsworth and his staff in the early 20th century; page 15 of his Confederate CMSR's is a good example) Although Confederate CMSR's reported his desertion at Gettysburg his name was among a list prisoners of War received at Patterson Park Hospital at Fort McHenry dated July 13, 1863 on his Federal POW records. Federal POW records reported him as a prisoner during the Gettysburg Campaign and among a list of captured Confederate soldiers who were desirous of joining the Union Army at Fort Delaware dated August 30, 1863 and later transferred to the 3rd Maryland Cavalry and told Union authorities he had volunteered for Confederate service and had been born in the Carolinas. 3rd Maryland Cavalry CMSR's reported him enlisting in Company G on September 18th at Fort Delaware and mustered in on September 24, 1863 at Baltimore and reported his age as 20 and listed his physical description as blue eyes; light hair; light complexion and 6' 2" in height and told 3rd Maryland Cavalry authorities he had been born in Union County, North Carolina and had been a farmer prior to the War and made his signature with a X and listed his name as John R. Beaver. His sworn declaration of recruitment papers and volunteer oath of enlistment papers are located in his 3rd Maryland Cavalry CMSR's. 3rd Maryland Cavalry CMSR's reported him deserting in September 1863 near Baltimore, Maryland and was arrested at a brothel a few days later for not having a pass and also had criminal assault charges filed against him for intent to kill a Baltimore citizen and being drunk and on December 6, 1863 he was listed in confinement at a local jail by civil authorities. According to company muster records Company G 3rd Maryland Cavalry left Camp Schenck at Baltimore, Maryland on January 3, 1864 and embarked on the steamer "Empire City" and set sail on January 6, 1864 for New Orleans, Louisiana and arrived on January 16, 1864. Records also stated there was one case of small pox on board and the company also lost eight horses while at sea. 3rd Maryland Cavalry CMSR's reported criminal charges were brought against John R. Beaver by the state of Maryland for "assault and intent to kill." in January 1864. He was ordered to pay $25.00 plus court costs of $9.08 cents by Judge Bond. Upon being released in February 1864 at a Baltimore, Maryland jail he was taken to New York by the military and deserted again while waiting to be returned to the 3rd Maryland Cavalry in Louisiana. (Note: According to the History and roster of Maryland Volunteers, War 1861-5 prepared by under the authority of the General Assembly of Maryland his name is carried in the roster of Company G of the 3rd Maryland Cavalry and listed as deserting on February 25, 1864) Find A Grave Memorial# 18891801 reports his burial at the Beaver Family Cemetery at Pageland, South Carolina located in Chesterfield County and his Confederate tombstone reads John R. Beaver Company E 2nd S.C. Infantry with no mention of his service to the United States.
Beaver Family Cemetery
Chesterfield County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Sharon F. Corey
Record added: Apr 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18891801
John R. Beaver
Added by: Sharon F. Corey
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“Sirs, you have no reason to be ashamed of your Confederate dead; see to it they have no reason to be ashamed of you.” Robert Lewis Dabney, Chaplain for Stonewall Jackson
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