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Sgt Andrew Beers

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Sgt Andrew Beers

  • Birth Jun 1840 Michigan, USA
  • Death 21 Mar 1912 Dansville, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Dansville, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
  • Plot Lot 202 Row 6 Sec 2D
  • Memorial ID 37616702

Co. B. 2nd Mich. Cav.
Member of Frank Hicks GAR Post 78 in Dansville

Beers, Andrew (Veteran), Ingham County, Mich. Enlisted in Company B, Second Cavalry, Sept 9, 1861, at Dansville, Mich., for 3 years, age 21. Mustered Oct 12, 1861. Re-enlisted Jan 5, 1864, at Mossy Creek, Tenn. Mustered March 20, 1864. Promoted Corporal Jan 5, 1864. Promoted Sergeant Nov 1, 1864. Mustered out at Macon, GA., Aug 17, 1865.

Information taken from Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War 1861-1865

Andrew's Mother was Lucinda (Duell) Beers, born about 1817 in New York, shows up in the 1860 US Census. His father is Marcus Beers born in Conn., a widower and farmer, is listed in the 1880 US Census living in Ingham Co with Andrew, a widower & farmer and a sister Lodema Beers Osbourne, with a child-Lena Osbourne, 1 month old.

Andrew married Hannah Griggs, born 1848 in Mich., on January 1, 1870 in Dansville, Ingham, Michigan

1880 US Census, he was widowed.

Andrew "made the most of his opportunities, and while yet a minor was able to pass a satisfactory examination in the primary branches, and was given a certificate to teach. This was his occupation during the winter of 1860-61, after which he went to Ann Arbor and entered school. He was there but a short time, when Fort Sumter was fired upon and war was declared. He laid aside his books, abandoned for a time his ambitions for an education, and offered his services to his country for the defence of the flag and her honor. He enlisted in Co. B of the 2d Michigan Cavalry, under command of Capt. Henry A. Shaw. Young Beers followed the fortunes of his regiment through a number of battles and skirmishes. He participated in the battles of Franklin, Pennville, Chickamauga, Nashville and others less severe. He has to his credit four years of faithful service. Three months of the time he was confined in the hospital in the State of Mississippi. In the campaign of 1864 he served as a scout for General McCook; this is exceptionally dangerous service and one for which men are seldom detailed. Volunteers are called for in this branch of special service, and only good men are available. He was mustered out at Macon, Ga., by reason of the close of the war.

"He served his township as Commissioner of Highways, Justice of the Peace and Supervisor. His father was the first Township Clerk in Ingham township, and at that time the township embraced what is now the territory of four townships."

From: Past and present of the city of Lansing and Ingham county, Michigan, by Albert E. Cowles, (Together with biographical sketches of many of its leading and prominent citizens and illustrious dead) 1838-1906.

Listed as "Invalid" in 1890 on Civil War Pension Index.


"Sergt. / Andrew Beer / Co. B. / 2nd Mich. Cav."





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  • Added: 28 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37616702
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Andrew Beers (Jun 1840–21 Mar 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37616702, citing Fairview Cemetery, Dansville, Ingham County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by DTQuester (contributor 47130671) .