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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II

(Born Vt.)

Amos Beckwith

(Ap'd Vt.)


Born Oct. 24, 1825, Sutton, VT.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1846, to July 1, 1850, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1850.

Served: in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1850‑53;

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Feb. 22, 1851)

in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1853‑54, — Ft. McHenry, Md., 1854‑55,

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Aug. 21, 1854, to May 14, 1861)

— Ft. Monroe, Va., 1856, — Key West, Fla., 1856‑58, — and Barrancas Barracks, Fla., 1858‑59; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1859‑61; and in garrison at Washington, D. C., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Chief Depot Commissary of Subsistence, at Washington, D. C., May 22, 1861,

(Captain, Staff — Com. of Subsistence, May 10, 1861)

(Major, Staff — Com. of Subsistence, Sep. 29, 1861)

(Colonel, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, Jan. 1, 1862, to May 31, 1866)

to Jan. 15, 1864; on tour of Commissary Inspection in the Departments of horse, Cumberland, Tennessee, and the Gulf, Feb. 5 to Apr. 13, 1864; as Chief of Commissariat of the Military Division of the Mississippi, Apr. 19, 1864, to July 29, 1865; on the staff of Major-General

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, and Bvt. Colonel, Sep. 1, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Campaign against Atlanta, Ga.)

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Jan. 12, 1865)

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in Campaign terminating with the Surrender of the Insurgent Army under General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Joseph E. Johnston)

 p424  (Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services
in the Subsistence Department during the Rebellion)

Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.W. T. Sherman, in his Campaigns to Atlanta, Savannah, and in the Carolinas, being present with his armies in their battles, marches, etc., and after the close of the operations in the field, at St. Louis, Mo., the headquarters of the Division; and as Supervising Commissary of Subsistence for the Gulf States, and Depot Commissary at New Orleans, La., Dec. 5, 1865, to Oct. 18, 1866.

Served: as Chief Commissary, Department of the Gulf, Oct. 18, 1866, — and of Fifth Military District (Louisiana and Texas), Apr. 18, 1867, to Aug., 1868, — and of the Department of Louisiana, to May, 1870; as Depot Commissary at New Orleans, La., to Mar., 1874; as Chief of Commissariat, Department of the Gulf, Nov. 28, 1871, to Mar. 28, 1874;

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Assistant Commissary-General of Subsistence,
June 23, 1874)

as Assistant to the Commissary-General of Subsistence at Washington, D. C., to May 22, 1875; as Purchasing and Depot Commissary at St. Louis, Mo., June 7, 1875, to Oct. 4, 1889.

Colonel, Staff — Asst. Com.‑Gen. of Subsistence, Aug. 28, 1888.

Retired from Active Service, Oct. 4, 1889, he being 64 Years of Age.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died Oct. 26, 1894, at St. Louis, Mo.: Aged 69.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1895, for an obituary notice.

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