Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Private Augustus Beckman-- Part 1

From Find-A-Grave.  Biography by Dennis Brake.

Augustus Beckman arrived in Galveston, Texas, on the ship "Gessner" from Germany in 1860 with their destination reported as being San Antonio.

He and his brother William enlisted in Company F, 2nd Texas Infantry, Moore's Regiment, on September 5, 1861, at Galveston.

Both brothers made it through the first day at the Battle of Shiloh, but on the second day, when Confederate forces were pushed back, both were wounded and both captured.  Both were taken to Union field hospitals on board transports rented by the U.S. Sanitary Commission.

--Old Secesh

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