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Wallace A. Beckwith

Date of birth: February 28, 1843
Date of death: November 22, 1929
Burial location: Waterford, Connecticut
Place of Birth: Connecticut, New London
Home of record: New London Connecticut


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 Private Wallace A. Beckwith, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 13 December 1862, while serving with Company F, 21st Connecticut Infantry, in action at Fredericksburg, Virginia. Private Beckwith gallantly responded to a call for volunteers to man a battery, serving with great heroism until the termination of the engagement.

General Orders: Date of Issue: February 15, 1897

Action Date: December 13, 1862

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company F

Division: 21st Connecticut Infantry