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John P. Beech

Date of birth: May 1, 1844
Date of death: November 27, 1926
Burial location: Trenton, New Jersey
Place of Birth: England, Stratfordshire
Home of record: Trenton New Jersey


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant John P. Beech, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 12 May 1864, while serving with Company B, 4th New Jersey Infantry, in action at Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia. Sergeant Beech voluntarily assisted in working the guns of a battery, all the members of which had been killed or wounded.

General Orders: Date of Issue: June 1, 1894

Action Date: May 12, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company B

Division: 4th New Jersey Infantry