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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 14/02/1841 Scott, New York. d. 12/10/1898 Havana, Cuba.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 23/04/1864 Cane River Crossing, Louisiana.

 

Born in Ithaca, New York, Beebe graduated from West Point in 1863, received his commission in the ordnance branch. He served in the Army until resigning in January 1874. He rejoined the Army at the start of the Spanish-American War in June 1898, and served as chief ordnance officer on the staff of general James F. Wade. Beebe contracted yellow fever while in Cuba and died later that year.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Voluntarily led a successful assault on a fortified position.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: US MILITARY ACADEMY CEMETERY, WEST POINT, NEW YORK.

Section XX, Row A, Grave 011

William Sullivan "Sully" Beebe

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