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Powhatan Beaty

Date of birth: October 8, 1837
Date of death: December 06, 1916
Burial location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Place of Birth: Virginia, Richmond
Home of record: Cincinnati Ohio


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 First Sergeant Powhatan Beaty, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 September 1864, while serving with Company G, 5th Colored Infantry, in action at Chapin's Farm, Virginia. First Sergeant Beaty took command of his company, all the officers having been killed or wounded, and gallantly led it.

General Orders: Date of Issue: April 6, 1865

Action Date: September 29, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: First Sergeant

Company: Company G

Division: 5th Colored Infantry