|Wallace A. Beckwith|
|Born||February 28, 1843|
|Died||November 22, 1929(aged 86)|
|Place of birth||New London, Connecticut|
|Place of death||Waterford, Connecticut|
|Buried at||Jordan Cemetery, Waterford, New London County, Connecticut|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||Company F, 21st Connecticut Infantry|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Fredericksburg|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Private Wallace A. Beckwith ( February 28, 1843 to November 22, 1929) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Beckwith was awarded the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Fredericksburg, Virginia during the Battle of Fredericksburg on 13 December 1862. He was honored with the award on February 15, 1897.
Beckwith enlisted at New London, Connecticut. For his role in the Battle of Fredericksburg between December 11 and 15, 1962 Beckwith became one of five other Connecticut soldiers of the 21st Connecticut Infantry who were awarded the Medal of Honor for action during the Civil War.
Medal of Honor citation
- "Military Times Hall of Valor: Wallace A. Beckwith". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=3074. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
- "Medal of Honor Recipients: Civil War (A-L)". http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
- "Connecticut Military History: Connecticut Recipients of the Medal of Honor". Connecticut Military Department. http://www.ct.gov/mil/cwp/view.asp?a=1351&Q=515500&PM=1. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
- James H. Willbanks, ed (2011). America's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan. ABC-CLIO. p. 385. ISBN 9781598843941. http://books.google.com.jm/books?id=1j4d53cZWO4C&printsec=frontcover&dq=America's+Heroes:+Medal+of+Honor+Recipients+from+the+Civil+War&hl=es-419&sa=X&ei=o0D0UcT6EI_-4APcnICYBA&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=America's%20Heroes%3A%20Medal%20of%20Honor%20Recipients%20from%20the%20Civil%20War&f=false.