John Beatty (Ohio)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
February 5, 1868–March 3, 1873
|Preceded by||Cornelius S. Hamilton|
|Succeeded by||William Lawrence|
December 16, 1828|
Sandusky, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||December 4, 1914
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
|Resting place||Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Years of service||1861-1864|
|Unit||3rd Ohio Infantry|
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When the Civil War started Beatty volunteered as a private in the 3rd Ohio Infantry, serving in western Virginia. By 1863, he was commissioned as a brigadier general following his distinguished service in the Battle of Perryville, the Battle of Stones River, and the Tullahoma Campaign. He took command of a brigade of infantry and led it through the rest of the war. Beatty participated in the Tullahoma Campaign, the Battle of Chickamauga, and the successful Union attack on Missionary Ridge during the Chattanooga Campaign. He resigned his commission in January 1864 and re-entered the banking business.
Following the war, he represented Ohio in the U.S. Congress from 1868 to 1873.
A 1909 biographer wrote that Beatty "is the sole survivor of the electoral college of Ohio, which cast its vote for Abraham Lincoln in 1860, and as far as known, the only surviving elector who cast a vote for President Lincoln when he was chosen to his first term almost a half century ago."
Beatty was buried in Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky.
Beatty wrote The citizen-soldier, or, Memoirs of a volunteer, Cincinnati : Wilstach, Baldwin, 1879. The book has been reprinted more than once.
- "Prior to the Civil War, John Beatty was a banker.
- Yet like many others, North & South,
- he swiftly demonstrated a capacity for war."
- Author Dave Powell
- Beatty, John, The Citizen Soldier, Time-Life Books reprint of 1879 edition. Reprinted in 2007 by Gardners Books. ISBN 978-1-4065-3698-0, ISBN 1-4065-3698-9
- Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company. p. 124.
- Taylor 1899 : vol. 2, 106
- Taylor, William Alexander (1909). Centennial history of Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio 1. Chicago: S J Clarke Publishing Company. p. 458.
- Powell, Dave, Citizen Soldier: John Beatty and his Brigade at Chickamunga, North & South - The Official Magazine of the Civil War Society, Volume 10, Number 1, Page 58.
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Reid, Whitelaw (1895). "John Beatty". Ohio in the War Her Statesmen Generals and Soldiers 1. Cincinnati: The Robert Clarke Company. pp. 924–926.
- Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 ... 2. State of Ohio. p. 106.
- John Beatty (Ohio) at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2008-02-12
- "John Beatty (Ohio)". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-02-12.
- The Citizen-Soldier by John Beatty at Project Gutenberg
- "Beatty, John (soldier)". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. 1900