William Sully Beebe

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William Sully Beebe
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William Sully Beebe
Born (1841-02-14)February 14, 1841
Scott, New York
Died October 12, 1898(1898-10-12) (aged 57)
Havana, Cuba
Buried West Point Cemetery
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1863–1874, 1898
Rank Union army maj rank insignia.jpg Major

American Civil War

Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

William Sully Beebe (February 14, 1841 – October 12, 1898) was a Union officer who received the Medal of Honor on June 30, 1897 for his action at Cane River Crossing, Louisiana on April 23, 1864.[1][2] Born in Ithaca, New York, Beebe graduated from West Point in 1863, received his commission in the ordnance branch. He served in the Army until resigning in January 1874.

Beebe rejoined the Army at the start of the Spanish–American War in June 1898, and served as chief ordnance officer on the staff of general James F. Wade. He contracted yellow fever while in Cuba and died later that year.[3][4]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Voluntarily led a successful assault on a fortified position.[5]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
  1. ^ "Medal of Honor recipients, Civil War (A-L)". United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  2. ^ Russ Dodge (May 5, 2001). "William Sully Beebe". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipient. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  3. ^ Ordnance Hall of Fame
  4. ^ Yale University Library
  5. ^ "Beebe, William S". HomeofHeroes.com. Retrieved 2009-04-06.