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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1859

Vol. II
p720
1830

(Born Va.)

Robert F. Beckham

(Ap'd Va.)

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Robert Franklin Beckham: Born May 6, 1837, Culpeper, VA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1854, to July 1, 1859, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Top. Engineers, July 1, 1859.

Served as Asst. Top. Engineer on the Survey of the Northern Lakes, Oct. 1, 1859, to May 3, 1861.

Resigned, May 3, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States,a and was

Killed, at the Battle of Franklin, Ten., Nov. 30, 1864: Aged 27.

Buried, St. John's Church Cemetery, Ashwood, TN.


Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: a quick summary is given at the Find-a‑Grave page linked above.


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