Age: 44, credited to Dorset, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 12/10/63, m/i 12/17/63, Pvt, Co. G, 11th VT INF, mwia, Petersburg, 4/2/65, d/wds 4/18/65, Washington DC
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Birth: 1818, Canada
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Gravestone researcher/photographer: John Burbank
Findagrave Memorial #: 57911796
Cenotaph: Maple Hill Cemetery, Dorset, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: John Arsenault
Findagrave Memorial #: 40202530
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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Arlington National Cemetery, VA
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Cenotaph in Maple Hill Cemetery, Dorset, VT
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CASE. - Private Medad Beck, Co. G, 11th Vermont Volunteers, aged 46 years, was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, April 2d, 1865, by a conoidal ball, which entered the left side at fourth rib, about two inches from sternum, perforated the right lung, and emerged below the inferior angle of the scapula. He was treated in the field hospital of the Sixth Corps until April 12th, when he entered Harewood Hospital, Washington. On admission, the injured parts were in tolerably good condition. The patient, however, suffered from dyspnúa, extensive emphysema of surrounding cellular tissues, anxious expression of countenance, and symptoms of pneumo-thorax. Surgeon R. B. Bontecou, U.S.V., freely opened the chest by posterior incision, and removed a large amount of sanious pus. Supporting treatment. Patient died on April 17th, 1865, from exhaustion. Necropsy: Fourth rib fractured anteriorly, and eighth and ninth ribs posteriorly.
Joseph K. Barnes, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65), Part 1, Volume 2 (Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1870), p. 493.