BECKWITH, WALLACE A. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company F, 21st Connecticut Infantry.
Place and date:   At Fredericksburg, Va., 13 December 1862. Entered service at: New London, Conn.

Birth:   New London, Conn.

Date of issue:   15 February 1897.

Citation:   Gallantly responded to a call for volunteers to man a battery, serving with great heroism until the termination of the engagement.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)