Thursday, December 29, 2016

Private Augustus Beckman-- Part 2: A Case of Mistaken Identity

His brother William Augustus was sent to Louisville where his wound healed and he was released to the provost marshal and taken to Camp Chase in Ohio.

Augustus was sent to Camp Dennison and hospitalized, but died May 9, 1862.  He was buried at Waldschmidt Cemetery in Grave #72 and listed as Augustus Bergmann.

The State of Ohio decided that all Confederate dead in the state should be placed at two locations:  Johnson's Island and Camp Chase.  In May 1869, 31 Confederates who had died at Camp Dennison were dug up and reburied at Camp Chase.

Augustus Bergmann (Beckman) is buried there at Plot Grave #214o.

--Old Secesh

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