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Confederate (CSV)


Abner Camp Beckham

(1843 - 1883)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Virginia Military Institute

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Kemper's Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

He attended V.M.I. (Class of 1863, honorary graduate 1869). He was a Drillmaster in Richmond, 1861. Commissioned Captain in the 7th Virginia Infantry. Promoted to Major on General Kemper's staff. Cited in A.P. Hill's report of Williamsburg, and in Kemper's report of Frayser's Farm.

On the Campaign

He was wounded, "his foot torn off by a shell", and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, and his leg was amputated.

The rest of the War

He was paroled, exhanged, and on light duty in Virginia Reservve Forces to 1864.

After the War

He was a lumber merchant near Lynchburg, VA. He died in June 1883 in Texas.

References & notes

His service from Riggs1 and Krick.2 Further details from family genealogists.


09/11/1843; Culpeper County , VA


06/00/1883; in TX; burial in Norwood Cemetery, Hearne, TX


1   Riggs, David F., 7th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1982  [AotW citation 9717]

2   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 71  [AotW citation 27821]