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F. Beach
F. Beach

Federal (USA)

Colonel

Francis Beach

"Frank"
(? - 1873)
Home State: Connecticut
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
Residence, Hartford, Connecticut;
Regular Army service:
After graduating from West Point in 1857, he was commissioned 2nd Lt, 4th US Artillery. He was promoted to 1st Lt in April 1861, and Captain on 14 August 1862.

Service with the 16th:
Appointed Colonel 24 August 1862;
Captured at Plymouth, NC, 20 April 1864;
Exchanged 10 May 1864;
Mustered out of Volunteer service 24 June 1865.
Retired from US Army 22 August 1871.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903. The photo above is from the Connecticut State Archives as published in The Antietam Campaign, Gary W. Gallagher, editor (U of NC Press, 1999).

Birth State: CT    
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY    Graduating Year: 1857    Class Rank: 16th
Death Date: 2/5/1873    

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