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{{Infobox military person
 
|name = Wallace A. Beckwith
 
|name = Wallace A. Beckwith
 
|birth_date = {{birth date|1843|02|28}}
 
|birth_date = {{birth date|1843|02|28}}
 
|death_date = {{death date and age|1929|11|22|1843|02|28}}
 
|death_date = {{death date and age|1929|11|22|1843|02|28}}
|birth_place = [[New London, Connecticut]]<ref name="Valor">{{Cite web |url=http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=3074 |title=Military Times Hall of Valor: Wallace A. Beckwith |accessdate=27 July 2013}}</ref>
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|birth_place = New London, Connecticut<ref name="Valor">{{Cite web |url=http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=3074 |title=Military Times Hall of Valor: Wallace A. Beckwith |accessdate=27 July 2013}}</ref>
 
|death_place = [[Waterford, Connecticut]]<ref name="Valor"/>
 
|death_place = [[Waterford, Connecticut]]<ref name="Valor"/>
 
|placeofburial = Jordan Cemetery, Waterford, New London County, Connecticut
 
|placeofburial = Jordan Cemetery, Waterford, New London County, Connecticut
 
|allegiance = {{flag|United States of America|1861}}
 
|allegiance = {{flag|United States of America|1861}}
|branch = {{army|USA}}
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|branch = [[United States Army|U.S. Army]]
 
|serviceyears =
 
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|rank = Private
 
|rank = Private
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Private '''Wallace A. Beckwith''' ( February 28, 1843 to November 22, 1929)<ref name="Valor"/> was an [[United States|American]] soldier who fought in the [[American Civil War]].<ref>{{Cite web |url=http://www.ct.gov/mil/cwp/view.asp?a=1351&Q=515500&PM=1 |title=Connecticut Military History: Connecticut Recipients of the Medal of Honor |publisher=Connecticut Military Department |accessdate=27 July 2013}}</ref><ref name="Willbanks">{{Cite book |url=http://books.google.com.jm/books?id=1j4d53cZWO4C&printsec=frontcover&dq=America's+Heroes:+Medal+of+Honor+Recipients+from+the+Civil+War&hl=es-419&sa=X&ei=o0D0UcT6EI_-4APcnICYBA&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=America's%20Heroes%3A%20Medal%20of%20Honor%20Recipients%20from%20the%20Civil%20War&f=false |title=America's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan |editor=James H. Willbanks |publisher=ABC-CLIO |year=2011 |isbn=9781598843941 |page=385}}</ref> 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.<ref name="Valor"/>
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Private '''Wallace A. Beckwith''' ( February 28, 1843 to November 22, 1929)<ref name="Valor"/> was an [[United States|American]] soldier who fought in the [[American Civil War]].<ref>{{Cite web |url=http://www.ct.gov/mil/cwp/view.asp?a=1351&Q=515500&PM=1 |title=Connecticut Military History: Connecticut Recipients of the Medal of Honor |publisher=Connecticut Military Department |accessdate=27 July 2013}}</ref><ref name="Willbanks">{{Cite book |url=http://books.google.com.jm/books?id=1j4d53cZWO4C&printsec=frontcover&dq=America's+Heroes:+Medal+of+Honor+Recipients+from+the+Civil+War&hl=es-419&sa=X&ei=o0D0UcT6EI_-4APcnICYBA&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=America's%20Heroes%3A%20Medal%20of%20Honor%20Recipients%20from%20the%20Civil%20War&f=false |title=America's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan |editor=James H. Willbanks |publisher=ABC-CLIO |year=2011 |isbn=9781598843941 |page=385}}</ref> 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.<ref name="Valor"/>
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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Beckwith enlisted at New London, Connecticut.<ref name="History">{{Cite web
Beckwith enlisted at [[New London, Connecticut]].<ref name="History">{{Cite web |url=http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html |title=Medal of Honor Recipients: Civil War (A-L) |accessdate=27 July 2013}}</ref> 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.
 
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|url=http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html
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|archive-url=http://web.archive.org/web/20190901225510/https://history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html
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|archive-date=September 1, 2019
 
|url-status=dead |title=Medal of Honor Recipients: Civil War (A-L) |accessdate=27 July 2013}}</ref> 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==
 
==Medal of Honor citation==
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==See also==
 
==See also==
{{Portal|Biography|United States Army|American Civil War}}
 
 
*[[List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: A–F]]
 
*[[List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: A–F]]
   
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{{Reflist}}
 
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{{Wikipedia|Wallace A. Beckwith}}
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|NAME=Beckwith, Wallace A.
 
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|SHORT DESCRIPTION=[[Medal of Honor]] recipient
 
|DATE OF BIRTH=February 28, 1843
 
|PLACE OF BIRTH= New London, Connecticut
 
|DATE OF DEATH= November 22, 1929
 
|PLACE OF DEATH= Waterford, Connecticut
 
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[[Category:1843 births]]
 
[[Category:1843 births]]

Latest revision as of 02:14, 24 May 2020

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]

Biography[edit | edit source]

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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