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 Clay Beauford

Clay Beauford

Original Name Welford C. Bridwell
Birth
Washington County, Maryland, USA
Death 1 Feb 1905 (aged 58)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section N, Lot 110, Grave 2NE
Memorial ID 11094042 · View Source
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Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. In 1861, at the age of 14, he enlisted in the Confederate States Army as a drummer boym using a fictitious name, Clay Beauford, to avoid being recalled by his widowed mother, who strongly opposed his enlistment. He served with the 30th Virginia Infantry, Corse's Brigade, Pickett's Division, First Corps commanded by General James Longstreet. He was wounded in battle at Sharpsburg. After mustering out of the C.S.A. on April 27, 1865, he eventually joined the United States Army and served bravely in the Indian Campaigns in the West.

Bio by: Lawrence Hildebrand


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Lawrence Hildebrand
  • Added: 5 Jun 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11094042
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clay Beauford (27 Sep 1846–1 Feb 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11094042, citing Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .