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Samuel B. Beaman

At his enlistment, Samuel Beaman was a resident of Princeton, Massachusetts and was by occupation a Teamster. He enlisted on September 4, 1862 at the age of 31 as a 1st Lieutenant. He was described at enlistment as 5' 11', light complexion, dark eyes, and gray hair. On October 17, 1862, he received his commission and was assigned into Company K, 53rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. On November 11, 1862, he was promoted to Captain. He was injured on May 23, 1863 during a march from Alexandria, Louisiana to Camp Stevens in Groton, Massachusetts (he was thrown from a horse and injured his spine). Following the Civil War, he became a member of the William Wadsworth Grand Army of the Republic Post #165 in Duxbury, Massachusetts. He died on September 5, 1887 in Princeton, Massachusetts.

Photograph and information provided by Samuel Beaman's great grand nephew, E. John Beaman.


Captain Samuel B. Beaman


Captain Samuel B. Beaman

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