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 James Addams Beaver

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James Addams Beaver Famous memorial

Birth
Millerstown, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
31 Jan 1914 (aged 76)
Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot
Lot 167
Memorial ID
5993491 View Source

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, 20th Pennsylvania Governor. He entered the Civil War as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, which was one of the initial three-month regiments raised in the beginning of the war. He later rose to Lieutenant Colonel of the 45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry before being promoted to Colonel and commander of the 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He lost his right leg at the August 25, 1864 Battle of Reams’ Station, Virginia. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on August 1, 1864 for “highly meritorious and distinguished conduct throughout the campaign, particularly for valuable services at Cold Harbor, while commanding a brigade”. In 1887 he was elected Governor of Pennsylvania, and served from 1887 to 1891.

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, 20th Pennsylvania Governor. He entered the Civil War as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, which was one of the initial three-month regiments raised in the beginning of the war. He later rose to Lieutenant Colonel of the 45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry before being promoted to Colonel and commander of the 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He lost his right leg at the August 25, 1864 Battle of Reams’ Station, Virginia. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on August 1, 1864 for “highly meritorious and distinguished conduct throughout the campaign, particularly for valuable services at Cold Harbor, while commanding a brigade”. In 1887 he was elected Governor of Pennsylvania, and served from 1887 to 1891.

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James Addams Beaver 1837-1914
A Soldier of the Republic
A Servant of the Commonwealth
A Lover of his Kind
A Follower of the Cross


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  • Added: 24 Nov 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5993491
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5993491/james-addams-beaver: accessed ), memorial page for James Addams Beaver (21 Oct 1837–31 Jan 1914), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5993491, citing Union Cemetery, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .