Pvt Moses Gould Beal, Civil War veteran (USA)

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Pvt Moses Gould Beal, Civil War veteran (USA)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Andover, Oxford County, Maine, United States
Death: February 15, 1890 (68)
Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine, United States (heart disease)
Place of Burial: Greene, Androscoggin County, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Stephen Beal and Charlotte Combs Beal
Husband of Rachel Beal; Sarah Beal and Lavina (Lovina) Beal
Father of Sgt Jarvis Thayer Beal, Civil War; Arvilla Jennie Farr; Georgianna Beal; Herbert Moses Beal; Francisco G. Teel and 8 others
Brother of Ann Gould Douglas; Stephen Beal; Charlotte C. Ortiz; Mary Elizabeth Wright; Charles Benson Beal and 2 others

Occupation: Farmer,Carpenter
Managed by: Nancy D. Coon
Last Updated:

About Pvt Moses Gould Beal, Civil War veteran (USA)

On September 8, 1862, the Town of Greene, Maine voted to pay each volunteer to enlist into the Civil War a $150.00 bonus. Moses (nearly 41 years of age) enlisted along with his oldest son, Jarvis, and his brother, William as privates in Company G, Twenty-Third Maine Infantry on September 10, 1862 in Greene, Maine. They voluntered for a nine month duty. They were mustered into the United States service on September 29, 1862. According to records, their Company did not fight in any battles against the Confederate Army. The Twenty-Third Maine Infantry performed guard duty and picket duty for the Union Army along the Potomac fords; Seneca, Maryland; Washington D.C.; Alexandria, Virginia. In December, 1862 Moses contracted rheumatism while in the line of duty while at Offutt's Cross Roads, Maryland. This affected his sholders and arms till he died. On June 27, 1863, the Twenty-Third Maine Infantry was ordered back to Portland, Maine. They were mustered out of the Federal service at Portland, Maine on July 15, 1863. Moses received an honorable discharged for his military service in the Civil War. The Twenty-Third Maine Infantry was a highly resepcted unit, leaving behind a very good reputation among the persons it had contact with. They were known for good order, for quiet, sobriety, and through knowledge and performance of their duties.

Moses was a farmer and carpenter. He help build the Free Baptist Church on West Main and Sedgley Road in Greene, Maine. The church burned down in the 1970s. He lived in Greene at the corner of Hatch Hill and Ray Corner Road. He became a deacon in the Free Baptist Church in 1869. He held that position until he moved in 1886. He also lived in Leeds, Maine just beyond Keen's Corner. He was living in Lewiston, Maine in 1850, and in Greene, Maine in 1860.

Moses was issued a government pension for his duty during the Civil War. His claim for pension by certificate was #411686. At the time of his death, he was collecting $8.00 a month. After Moses died, Lavina was issued widow's pension #273552. Ater Moses' death she was collecting $12.00 a month till her death.

At age 65, Moses was 5 feet 6 inches, dark complexion with grey hair and blue eyes. Moses died from heart disease on February 15, 1890 in Leeds, Maine. Lavina died on March 25, 1913 in Leeds, Maine.

A G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) five pointed star marker (that holds an American flag) is nearby showing that Moses was a veteran of the Civil War.

About 1901, a newpaper article appeared in a local newspaper from the Auburn/Lewiston, Maine area. The article told of a man who found some (no less than 13) diplomas or testimonials issued by General Joshua L. Chamberlain when he was Governor of Maine to soldiers who had particularly distinguished themselves in battle during the Civil War. These diplomas are very similar to those issued by Congress to soldiers for meritiorious actions. These diplomas or testimonials were found in an old desk. The testimonials were issued by order of the legislature and signed by Joshau L. Chamberlain as governor, and John C. Caldwell, adjutant general of the State at the time. The article mentions a few of the names that these were issued to, one name being Moses G. Beal. It is unknown at this time where this testimonial is today.

Maintained by: Charles Lewis Beal Originally Created by: Dale & Patti Mower Record added: Aug 05, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 28802630


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Pvt Moses Gould Beal, Civil War veteran (USA)'s Timeline

1821
November 11, 1821
Andover, Oxford County, Maine, United States
1845
November 25, 1845
Lewiston, Androscoggin, ME, United States
1847
May 23, 1847
Maine, Usa
1850
April 6, 1850
Maine, Usa
1855
January 28, 1855
Maine, United States
1856
March 12, 1856
Maine, Usa
1857
September 18, 1857
Maine, United States
1859
January 9, 1859
Maine, Usa