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William Sully Beebe

  • Rank: First lieutenant (Highest Rank: Major)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Ordnance Department,
    U.S. Army
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 23, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Cane River Crossing, Louisiana, USA
Voluntarily led a successful assault on a fortified position.
Medal of Honor Recipient William S. Beebe
Medal of Honor Recipient William S. Beebe
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 30, 1897
  • Born: February 14, 1841, Ithaca, Tompkins County, NY, United States
  • Died: October 12, 1898
  • Buried: U.S. Military Academy Cemetery (PM) (N-15), West Point, NY, United States

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