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Charles A. Beebe (1838-1863)

Charles Alonzo Beebe was born January 24, 1838, in Walton (Delaware County), New York to Samuel Whiting Beebe and Cornelia M. Ells Beebe.  The Beebes and their twelve children moved from New York to Wisconsin between 1847-1849.

Charles A. Beebe was living in New Richmond (St. Croix County), Wisconsin when he enlisted on October 3, 1861, in Prescott’s Lyon Light Guard—what became Company A of the 12th Wisconsin Infantry.  He died from wounds received in battle on October 1, 1863, in Natchez, Mississippi.

From The Prescott Journal of November 7, 1863:

A letter from the 12th Wis. says :  A few days ago C. A. Beebe, and last night Corp. J. M. George [sic: McGeorge], of Co. A, 12th Wisconsin, died.  They were both good soldiers, and their loss to the company is irreparable.

The following is a cropped image from Burial Registers, Compiled 1867-2006, Documenting the Period 1831-2006, part of the Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773–2007, Record Group 15, in the U.S. National Archives at Washington, D.C. (National Archives Identifier #5928352 in their Online Public Access catalog).  An index and digital copy of these records is available on  Chas. A. Beebe is the last entry shown here; J. [James] McGeorge is the first entry in this cropped image.

Union Dead in Natchez, 1863

Burial Register from Record Group 15, in the U.S. National Archives

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