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F. Beach

F. Beach

Federal (USA)


Francis Beach


(? - 1873)

Home State: Connecticut

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1857;Class Rank: 16th

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

Residence, Hartford, Connecticut;
Regular Army service:
After graduating from West Point in 1857, he was commissioned 2nd Lt, 4th US Artillery. He was promoted to 1st Lt in April 1861, and Captain on 14 August 1862.

Service with the 16th:
Appointed Colonel 24 August 1862;
Captured at Plymouth, NC, 20 April 1864;
Exchanged 10 May 1864;
Mustered out of Volunteer service 24 June 1865.
Retired from US Army 22 August 1871.

References & notes

Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903. The photo above is from the Connecticut State Archives as published in The Antietam Campaign, Gary W. Gallagher, editor (U of NC Press, 1999).


Date not known in CT