William H Beckett

BirthApril 5, 1842
DeathSept. 15, 1922
CemeteryMccain (Gandy)
PostDoan (Gandy)
Unit43rd Ohio Infantry, Company D

Private William H Beckett

Company D, 43rd Ohio Infantry

Beckett was born in Centerville (Belmont County), Ohio on April 5, 1842. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on January 20, 1864. Beckett served about 18 months. He was mustered out on July 13, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

Beckett joined the regiment in the early part of 1864. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Atlanta Campaign (GA) (May-September, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Operations against General Hood (AL/GA) (September 20-November 3, 1864).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (SC/NC) (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-20, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Beckett died on September 15, 1922 at the age of 80 years. He is buried in the McCain Cemetery in Stapleton (Logan County), Nebraska. He was one of the last members of the Doan Post (#226) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Gandy, Nebraska.

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