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 Wallace A. Beckwith

Wallace A. Beckwith

Birth
New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 22 Nov 1929 (aged 86)
Waterford, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Waterford, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 19620 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Private in Company F, 21st Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH of his bravery at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, on December 13, 1862. His citation reads "Gallantly responded to a call for volunteers to man a battery, serving with great heroism until the termination of the engagement". His Medal was issued on February 15, 1897. Corporal John G. Palmer of Company F was also awarded the Medal of Honor for this deed. He was one of five 21st Connecticut soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Corporal F. Clarence Buck, Sergeant Robert A. Gray, Captain William S. Hubbell, and Corporal Palmer).

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  • Added: 19 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19620
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wallace A. Beckwith (28 Feb 1843–22 Nov 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19620, citing Jordan Cemetery, Waterford, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .