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 William Henry Beck

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William Henry Beck

  • Birth 29 Jun 1842 Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 26 Nov 1911 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 3, Site 1602
  • Memorial ID 22771

US Army Brigadier General. Born in Pennsylvania, he started his military career as a Quartermaster Sergeant in the 6th Illinois Cavalry during the Civil War. After the war, he was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant in the 10th Cavalry and was stationed at Fort McKavett, Texas. He was part of exploration of the West during the Indian Wars, served in the Spanish American War in 1898 and in the Philippine Insurrection in 1902. Rising through the ranks, he was promoted Colonel of the 3rd US Cavalry in April 1903 and commissioned Brigadier General in the Regular Army in 1905. Shortly after he retired, he died at Walter Reed Army Hospital Maryland, at age 69.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 17 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22771
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Beck (29 Jun 1842–26 Nov 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22771, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .