(1834 - 1906)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 22nd Georgia Infantry
He enlisted as Private, Company F, 22nd Georgia Infantry on 31 August 1861 at Camp McDonald, GA and transferred to Company C by November 1861. He was detailed for police duty at Camp Lee, Richmond, VA on 1 November and was on detail as a blacksmith shoeing horses at Petersburg, VA by May 1862. He was slightly wounded in a skirmish on 27 (or 25) June 1862 at King's School House, VA and sent to a hospital in Richmond. By the end of July he was again on detail, as a teamster.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by a gunshot in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
His arm was amputated. He was retired from field service on 9 April 1864 and assigned to the Invalid Corps at Atlanta, GA.
References & notes
His service from Henderson's Roster,1 as W.M. Beaty, and his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives, online via fold3, often as W.M and W.W. Beaty. Personal details from family genealogists. The pointer to Batey and further details thanks to Barry Truluck from his research in a casualty list in the Richmond Enquirer of 17 October 1862, the US Census of 1870 & 1900, family genealogies, his Confederate pension application, and the CSR.
He married Elizabeth "Betsey" E.L. Collier (b. 1836) in February 1854. He married again, Lucinda (?, b. c. 1878) in 1898.
1 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. II, pg. 951 [AotW citation 26087]