Indian Wars

Frederick Henry Beecher from, posted by IvyOlah39, 2010

Frederick Henry Beecher (1841-1868), nephew of Harriet Beecher Stowe, enlisted in the 16th Maine after graduating from Bowdoin College in 1862. He was wounded at Fredericksburg and Gettysburg, but continued to serve. After the Civil War, Beecher was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army, stationed on the Kansas frontier. There he was killed in September of 1868 while on a scouting mission.

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