Frank Heinrich Beckmann, (USA)

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About Frank Heinrich Beckmann, (USA)

Civil War Veteran; prisoner of War at Cahaba & Andersonville prisons; severe abdomen war wound at Pleasant Hill battle.

National Archive pension records show that Frank signed his surname as "Beckmann" on three pension applications from April 2, 1866 to November 15, 1869. From July 13, 1874 and thereafter he signed as "Beckman." The Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, on April 9, 1864 was the regiment's first "great battle." Frank was wounded with the musket ball entering the left side of his abdomen, tracking eight or nine inches through the abdomen, and exiting on the right side. He was left on the field and then taken by his Confederate captors to the Camp Ford prison near Tyler, Texas, where he remained for his entire imprisonment. Upon his release, he was taken down the Red River and paroled for exchange on October 22, 1864, at the Red River landing. A more complete bio appears on the GenWeb site for Clayton County, Iowa. Contributor: Carl Ingwalson (FAG 47990645)

National Archive Records: On January 10, 1884, Frank said he contracted disease "while in Rebel Prison at Camp Ford near Tylor [sic] Texas." On May 16, 1884, he said he developed ulcers on his legs "during the latter part of my confinement in the Rebel prison at Camp Ford near Tyler Texas where I was in prison from the time I was taken prisoner at battle of Pleasant Hill Louisiana." Contributor: Carl Ingwalson (FAG 47990645)