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Powhatan Beaty

  • Rank: First Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company G,
    5th U.S. Colored Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 29, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Chapin's Farm, Virginia, USA
Took command of his company, all the officers having been killed or wounded, and gallantly led it.
Medal of Honor Recipient Powhatan Beaty
Medal of Honor Recipient Powhatan Beaty
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 6, 1865
  • Born: October 8, 1837, Richmond, Richmond County, VA, United States
  • Died: December 6, 1916, Cincinnati, OH, United States
  • Buried: Union Baptist Church Cemetery (MH) (4), Cincinnati, OH, United States

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