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 John Pointon Beech

John Pointon Beech

Birth
Staffordshire, England
Death 27 Nov 1926 (aged 82)
New Jersey, USA
Burial Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 6467 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. On May 12, 1864 At the Battle of Spotsylvania, a section of an artillery battery was deployed in front of then-Corporal John P. Beech's 4th New Jersey Infantry Regiment. In minutes most of the battery's men had been cut done by enemy fire. Corporal Beech sprang forward and assisted the remaining cannoneers despite being under severe fire the entire time. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery in 1894, thirty years after. Sergeant Beech enlisted in 1861 at age 17, and was at first told he was too short to be a soldier.

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  • Added: 27 Sep 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6467
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Pointon Beech (1 May 1844–27 Nov 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6467, citing Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .