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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

John Coker Beeks

(1820 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company G, 27th Georgia Infantry on 21 August 1861. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 20 February 1862. He was wounded in action at Seven Pines, VA on 31 May 1862 and promoted to Captain on 13 July.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at the US Army field hospital on the Hoffman Farm at Sharpsburg on 21 September 1862. He was originally buried "west of George Line's house in his new ground along side of an old white oak tree near his pond" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as J.C. Beeks. Service from the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Some family genealogists have his birth year between 1810 and 1815.

Birth

1820

Death

09/21/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4555]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 19493]