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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1857

Vol. II

(Born Ct.)

Francis Beach

(Ap'd Ct.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1853, to July 1, 1857, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1857.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1857‑58; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Geography,

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Dec. 29, 1857)

History, and Ethics, Oct. 1, 1858, to Aug. 31, 1859; on leave of absence, Sep. 20, 1859, to Mar. 29, 1860; in conducting Recruits to Utah, 1860; and on frontier duty at Ft. Crittenden, Ut., 1860‑61.

First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Apr. 29, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Adjutant, 4th Artillery, May 14 to Dec. 30, 1861; as Aide-de‑Camp to Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Cooke, Dec. 30, 1861, to Aug. 7, 1862; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Jan. to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Williamsburg, May 4‑5, 1862, — and Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862; in the  p686 Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Aug. 14, 1862)

(Colonel, 16th Connecticut Volunteers, Aug. 24, 1862)

engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — and March to Falmouth,

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 17, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Antietam, Md.)

Va., commanding Brigade of 9th Army Corps, Sep. 19 to Nov. 14, 1862; on sick leave of absence, Nov. 14 to Dec. 19, 1862, and Dec. 25, 1862 to Mar. 1, 1863; in Operations about Suffolk, Va., Mar. to June, 1863, being engaged, commanding Brigade, in the Defense of Suffolk, while besieged, Apr. 11 to May 3, 1863, — Reconnoissance on Edenton Road, Apr., 1863, — and Expedition and Action on Blackwater Road, May 3, 1863; on sick leave of absence, June‑July, 1863; in command of Draft Rendezvous at Pittsburg, Pa., July 30 to Nov. 15, 1863; in command of Brigade, 18th Army Corps, Dec. 6, 1863, to Apr. 20, 1864, — at Portsmouth, Va., Dec., 1863, to Jan., 1864, — and in Operations in North Carolina, Jan. to Apr., 1864, participating in various Movements, and in Defense of Plymouth, N. C., Apr. 17‑20, 1864; as Prisoner of

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Apr. 20, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Siege of Plymouth, N. C.)

War, Apr. 20 to June 12, 1864; in command of Draft Rendezvous at Pittsburg, Pa., June 21 to July 20, 1864, — and at Philadelphia, July 20, 1864, to Apr. 1, 1865; in command of the Defenses of Newberne, N. C., Apr. 1 to June 24, 1865; awaiting orders and on leave of absence, June 24 to Aug. 12, 1865; and in command of Company at Ft. Washington,

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, June 24, 1865)

Md., Sep. to Nov., 1865.

Served: in command of company at Ft. Whipple, Va., Nov., 1865, to Aug. 11, 1867 (Member of Board for the Examination of Candidates for the Artillery, Apr., 1867); on leave of absence, Aug. 11 to Oct. 10, 1867; in garrison at Washington, D. C., to Mar. 10, 1868, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., to July, 1869; on leave of absence and on Court-Martial duty, July 20 to Sep. 10, 1869; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., to Jan., 1870; on leave of absence and absent sick, Jan. to Oct. 12, 1870; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., to Jan., 1871; and on sick leave of absence and awaiting orders to Aug. 22, 1871.

Retired from Active Service, Aug. 22, 1871,
for Disability contracted in the Line of Duty.

Died, Feb. 5, 1873, at New York city: Aged 38.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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