Pvt Jacob H.R. Beck

Pvt Jacob H.R. Beck

Davidson County, North Carolina, USA
Death 15 May 1864 (aged 18–19)
Spotsylvania Courthouse, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Burial Spotsylvania Courthouse, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Plot North Carolina Section
Memorial ID 9697047 · View Source
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Company B "Thomasville Rifles", 14th North Carolina Infantry "Last At Appomattox!", Ramseur's Brigade, Rodes' Division, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Resided in Davidson County, N.C., where he enlisted on July 29, 1861.
Present or accounted for until he deserted on or about July 1, 1862. (He deserted, to return to Davidson County, where he married Martha Cathron Shuler on December 28, 1862. She convinced him to return to his unit, which he did.)
Reported "present in arrest" on February 25, 1863, and was reported in confinement through June, 1863. Rejoined the company prior to September 1, 1863, and present or accounted for until Killed in Action in the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia.

"At Spottsylvania, May 12, a memorable day, Ramseur's brigade advanced, driving the blue-clad soldiers from a first line of breastworks and then rushing to a second, stronger line. When the 14th regiment, on the left, reached the near side of the works, the situation of its fellow-regiment, the 30th North Carolina, on the right, became grave. Going to the rescue the 14th drove into traverses and ousted the Federals at the point of the bayonet." [Transcribed from the Asheville Citizen-Times, Sunday, December 24, 1961.]

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