Beaman, Moses Sawyer
Age: 0, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 15th MA INF
Service: enl, Sterling, MA, 7/12/61, m/i, CPL, Co. C, 15th MA INF, 6/12/61, m/o 7/11/1864
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Birth: 11/14/1841, Woodstock, VT
Burial: River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 88025802
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
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Moses S. Beaman
The son of Elray/Ellery B Beaman1 and Mary P. Houghton, Moses was born 14 Nov 1841 in Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, and died 27 July 1913, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA. He is buried at the River Street Cemetery in Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT. His headstone has the Inscription: Co. C. 15th Mass with a GAR marker beside the headstone. Moses, 19, single, and farming, was residing in Sterling at the time he enlisted from Sterling as a private on 12 Jul 1861 into Company C., 15th Mass., a volunteer infantry unit. On 21 Oct 1861, he was taken prisoner at Ball's Bluff, VA. He remained in the army pretty much for the duration of the war; promoted to Corporal 10 Dec 1863, he mustered out 11 Jul 1864. In later years, he became director of the 15th Regiment Association.
After the war, Moses worked as a machinist on wood working machinery. He married Lucy Jane Lockwood, daughter of Harvey Hutchinson Lockwood and Lucy Ann Rickard, 1 May 1867. Lucy died 27 Jul 1913 Worcestor; and is also buried in River Street Cemetery. In 1907, he sat on the Security committee of Worcester Cooperative Bank.
Moses Sawyer Beaman has a Find a Grave memorial #88025802, but his last name is spelled as Beeman for the memorial. His headstone spells his last name as Beeman; but it is spelled Beaman on the memorial stone.3 All records, including his enlistment, spells it Beaman.
Moses' death record
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'The Story of the Fifteenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War', Andrew Elmer Ford, 1898
The Worcester Daily Spy, November 20, 1861.
'Massachusetts soldiers, sailors, and marines in the civil war (1931)', Massachusetts. Adjutant General's Office
The Webster Times, April 8, 1898
Lucy Jane Beaman death record
'The Worcester Directory Containing a General Directory of the Citizens', 1867, Worcester; again 1883
Contributed by Dianne McQuaid.