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Confederate (CSV)

Major

Abner Camp Beckham

(1843 - 1883)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Virginia Military Institute

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Kemper's Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and captured in action on 17 September 1862, and his leg was amputated.

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information from Riggs1. Further details from family genealogists.

Birth

09/11/1843; Culpeper County , VA

Death

06/00/1883 in TX; burial in Norwood Cemetery, Hearne, TX

Notes

1   Riggs, David F., 7th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1982  [AotW citation 9717]