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A.M. Beattie

A.M. Beattie

Federal (USV)


Alexander Mitchell Beattie (Beatty)

(1828 - 1907)

Home State: Vermont

Command Billet: Company Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Vermont Infantry

Before Antietam

From Maidstone, Vermont at the outbreak of War, he enlisted and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in Company I, 3rd Vermont Infantry on 11 June 1861. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on 7 November of that year.1

The rest of the War

He was appointed Captain of Company F of the 3rd in October 1862.1 He was in command of Getty's Division sharpshooters (VI Corps) and led them at Ft. Stevens and Petersburg.2,3 After the War he was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Cold Harbor (June 1864). He mustered out of service at the expiration of his term of service on 27 July 1864.1

References & notes

The photograph above is part of one found at the Vermont Historical Society, and reproduced online by Fred Ray.

His last name is misspelled "Beatty" in a number of references, including the Army record of his Medal of Honor.


07/29/1828; Ryegate, VT


03/07/1907; burial in Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster, NH


1   Service data from "Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers", 1892.
Ledoux, Tom, Vermont in the Civil War, Published 1996, first accessed 01 January 2004, <>, Source page: /units/3/cemetery.php  [AotW citation 524]

2   From additional material to accompany the book, including photo and brief description of sharpshooter service.
Ray, Fred L., Shock Troops of the Confederacy: The Sharpshooter Battalions of the Army of Northern Virginia, Asheville (NC): CFS Press, 2006  [AotW citation 525]

3   From text transcribed online by Tom Ledoux.
Benedict, George G., Vermont in the Civil War. A History of the part taken by the Vermont Soldiers and Sailors in the War For The Union, 1861-5, Burlington (VT): Free Press Association, 1886-1888, pp. 147-148  [AotW citation 526]