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Wallace A. Beckwith
Born (1843-02-28)February 28, 1843
Died November 22, 1929(1929-11-22) (aged 86)
Place of birth New London, Connecticut[1]
Place of death Waterford, Connecticut[1]
Buried at Jordan Cemetery, Waterford, New London County, Connecticut
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Private
Unit Connecticut Company F, 21st Connecticut Infantry[2]
Battles/wars Battle of Fredericksburg
Awards Medal of Honor

Private Wallace A. Beckwith ( February 28, 1843 to November 22, 1929)[1] was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War.[3][4] Beckwith was awarded the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Fredericksburg, Virginia during the Battle of Fredericksburg on 13 December 1862. He was honored with the award on February 15, 1897.[1]

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Beckwith enlisted at New London, Connecticut.[2] For his role in the Battle of Fredericksburg between December 11 and 15, 1962 Beckwith became one of five other Connecticut soldiers of the 21st Connecticut Infantry who were awarded the Medal of Honor for action during the Civil War.

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

Gallantly responded to a call for volunteers to man a battery, serving with great heroism until the termination of the engagement.[1][2]

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