|Birth||Feb. 24, 1844|
|Death||April 21, 1935|
|Unit||40th Indiana Infantry, Company K|
Private George W Beasley
Company K, 40th Indiana Infantry
Beasley was born in Rushville (Rush County), Indiana on February 24, 1844. He was residing in Thorntown (Boone County), Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on December 30, 1861. He served nearly 4 years with the regiment. Beasley was discharged on November 29, 1865.
The 40th Indiana Infantry was organized and mustered at Lafayette and Indianapolis on December 30, 1861. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862).
Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862).
Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30, 1862-January 3, 1863).
Battle of Missionary Ridge (TN) (November 25, 1863). Regimental losses were 21 killed and 16 wounded.
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).
Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).
Operation against Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 10-July 2, 1864). Regimental losses were 26 killed and 8 wounded.
Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).
Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).
Battle of Nashville (YN) (December 15-16, 1864).
The regiment lost 5 officers and 143 enlisted men in combat. In addition, 5 officers and 206 enlisted men died due to disease.
Beasley died on April 21, 1935 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln (Lancaster County), Nebraska. He was a member of the Wadsworth Post (#21) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Syracuse, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.