Beech, John (MOH), Sgt

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Sergeant (Artillery)
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Service Years
1861 - 1864

Sergeant (Artillery)

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Grand Army of the Republic Badge

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Grand Army of the RepublicCongressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1865, Grand Army of the Republic
  2012, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society

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Sergeant John P. Beech was born on May 1, 1844 in Staffordshire, England. Beech emigrated to Boston, Massachussetts in 1848. Beech later moved to Trenton, New Jersey in 1856, where he found a job with City Pottery at the corner of Perry and Carroll Street.

Beech joined B Company of the 4th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment on August 9, 1861 to fight the Union Army in the American Civil War.

Beech was promoted to Corporal on September 1 1864. He would be promoted again on February 1 1865 to the rank of Sergeant.

Sergeant Beech was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery in Spotsylvania Court in Virginia on May 12 1864 during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.

~Medal of Honor Citation~
Voluntarily assisted in working the gun of a battery, all the members of which had been killed or wounded.
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  1864-1864 Spotsylvania Campaign 8 to 21 May 1864 CWC Streamer/Battle of Spotsylvania Court House 8 to 21 May 1864
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