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Confederate (CSV)


E. D. Beams

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

A 24 year old carpenter, he enlisted at Columbus as a Corporal in Company K, 2nd Mississippi Infantry Battalion on 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action with his Company at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a Richmond, VA hospital in December 1862 with bronchitis and by February 1863 he had a leg abscess. He was furloughed home for 30 days on 7 May 1863.

His Company (K) was converted to cavalry and attached as Company F to the 8th (Wade's) Confederate Cavalry (2d Regiment, Mississippi and Alabama Cavalry) in January 1863. He was promoted to 4th Sergeant by the end of 1863 and was 3rd Sergeant when he was surrendered and paroled at Hillsboro, NC on 3 May 1865.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 via fold3, filed under 48th Mississippi Infantry and 8th CS Cavalry. His presence at Sharpsburg from a petition he and others of his Company signed on behalf of Lieutenant Thomas Lipscomb.


c. 1838


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28997]