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Confederate (CSV)


George William Beale

(1842 - 1921)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 9th Virginia Cavalry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted on 25 May 1861 in Company C, 9th Virginia Cavalry as Sergeant.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in a cavalry action at Boonesboro on 15 September and at Sharpsburg on the 17th.

The rest of the War

Promoted to Lieutenant on 9 December 1862. Absent sick in April and May 1864. Wounded in left thigh on 6 February 1865.

After the War

Baptist preacher and author.

References & notes

Presence at Sharpsburg from Carman1. Further details from Krick2 and his own A Lieutenant of Cavalry in Lee's Army (1918). His gravesite is on Findagreave, along with two postwar photographs of him.




7/15/1921; burial in Coan Church, Heathsville, VA


1   Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. 1, pg. 29, note 31  [AotW citation 10672]

2   Krick, Robert K., 9th Virginia Cavalry, Lynchburg (Va): H.E. Howard, Inc., 1982, roster  [AotW citation 10678]