Abner Camp Beckham(1843 - 1883)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Kemper's Brigade
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He attended V.M.I. (Class of 1863, honorary graduate 1869). He was a Drillmaster in Richmond, 1861. Commissioned Captain in the 7th Virginia Infantry. Promoted to Major on General Kemper's staff. Cited in A.P. Hill's report of Williamsburg, and in Kemper's report of Frayser's Farm.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded and captured in action on 17 September 1862, and his leg was amputated.
The remainder of the War:
He was paroled, exhanged, and on light duty in Virginia Reservve Forces to 1864.
After the War:
He was a lumber merchant near Lynchburg, VA. He died in June 1883 in Texas.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Riggs1. Further details from family genealogists.
|Birth Date: 09/11/1843 Place of Birth: Culpeper County , VA |
College: Virginia Military Institute
Death Date: 06/00/1883 Death Place: TX Burial Place: Norwood Cemetery, Hearne, TX
1 Riggs, David F., 7th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1982 [AotW citation 9717]
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