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Federal (USV)


John Pointon Beech

(1844 - 1926)

Home State: New Jersey

Command Billet: Soldier

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at 17 years old, at Trenton, on 9 August 1861.

The rest of the War

He was later awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery in manning an artillery piece under fire at Spotsylvania Courthouse (Va) on 12 May 1864. He was discharged as Sergeant, Company B, 9 July 1865.

References & notes

His name is spelled Beach in many places - Beech is the spelling on his MoH citation and his tombstone.

More on the Web

See his gravesite and some bio details from Find-a-Grave. His MoH citation was posted online by the US Army.


5/1/1844 in ENGLAND


11/27/1926; burial in Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, NJ