b. 28/02/1843 New London, Connecticut. d. 22/11/1929 Waterford, Connecticut.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11-15/12/1862 Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Beckwith enlisted at New London, Connecticut. For his role in the Battle of Fredericksburg between December 11 and 15, 1862 Beckwith became one of five other Connecticut soldiers of the 21st Connecticut Infantry who were awarded the Medal of Honor for action during the Civil War.
Gallantly responded to a call for volunteers to man a battery, serving with great heroism until the termination of the engagement.
BURIAL LOCATION: JORDAN CEMETERY, WATERFORD, CONNECTICUT.
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