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Federal (USV)


Elon G. Beers

(1835 - 1928)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
By 1859 he was a teacher living in Darlington, WI. He enlisted in Company H, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 22 April 1861. He was appointed Corporal, Sergeant, and First Sergeant (dates not given).

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, on 20 April 1865 and mustered out with the Company on 18 July 1865.

After the War:
In 1871 he was appointed Postmaster of Belle Praire, NE, and by 1890 (to at least 1899) Postmaster at Strang, NE. He was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Western Branch (Leavenworth, KS) on 15 February 1917 and discharged in June of that year.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bryant1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His Postmaster appointments from various editions of the Official Register of the United States. National Home details from the Congressional Record, 65th Congress, 2nd Session (House Records, Vol. 99, 1918). His 1861-62 wartime diary is among the Jenks-Beers family papers at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison.

Birth State: OH    
Burial Place: Harmony Cemetery, Strang, NE


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 431 - 434  [AotW citation 15303]

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