Harry R Beachell


BirthApril 30, 1847
DeathMarch 9, 1932
CemeteryRose Hill (Waverly)
PostMitchell (Waverly)
Unit15th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company E

Private Harry R Beachell

Company E/A, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Beachell was born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania on April 30, 1847. He was residing in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on May 23, 1864. Based on his data of birth, Beachell was 17 years old at the time of his enlistment. He served about 14 months. Beachell was discharged on July 18, 1865.

Beachell joined the unit in the final stages of the Civil War. During his enlistment the regiment was involved in the pursuit of Confederate forces under the leadership of General John Bell Hood. The operation occurred between December 20, 1864 and January 6, 1865 in Alabama. In addition, the regiment was involved in the pursuit to capture Confederate President Jefferson Davis after the conclusion of the Civil War.

He died on March 9, 1932 at the age of 84 years. He is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Waverly (Lancaster County), Nebraska. Beachell was a member of the Mitchell Post (#38) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Waverly.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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