John Pointon Beech(1844 - 1926)
Home State: New Jersey
Command Billet: Soldier
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th New Jersey Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted at 17 years old, at Trenton, on 9 August 1861.
The remainder of the War:
He was later awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery in manning an artillery piece under fire at Spotsylvania Courthouse (Va) on 12 May 1864. He was discharged as Sergeant, Company B, 9 July 1865.
References, Sources, and other notes:
His name is spelled Beach in many places - Beech is the spelling on his MoH citation and his tombstone.
More on the Web:
See his gravesite and some bio details from Find-a-Grave. His MoH citation was posted online by the US Army.
|Birth Date: 5/1/1844 Birth State: ENGLAND |
Death Date: 11/27/1926 Burial Place: Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, NJ
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