1SGT Powhatan Beaty


1SGT Powhatan Beaty Famous memorial

Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Death 6 Dec 1916 (aged 79)
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 4
Memorial ID 8562387 View Source

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. Born enslaved in Richmond, he made his way to Ohio and served as a First Sergeant in the Union Army in Company G, 5th U.S. Colored Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on September 29, 1864 at Chapin's Farm, Virginia. His citation reads "Took command of his company, all the officers having been killed or wounded, and gallantly led it."

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 26 Mar 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8562387
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for 1SGT Powhatan Beaty (8 Oct 1837–6 Dec 1916), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8562387, citing Union Baptist Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .