Photos from the Past
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Jake Beale was from Illinois. He served and was wounded in the Civil War. He was shot between the eyes during a battle in the war but survived his wound, which is why there is a indentation in his forehead. After the war, he joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). He died during the 1920's. The GAR medal he is wearing on his coat is in the family memorabilia collection.. Photograph and information submitted by Jake Beale's great grand nephew, Tom Bates.