|William Sully Beebe|
William Sully Beebe
|Born||February 14, 1841|
|Died||October 12, 1898(aged 57)|
|Place of birth||Scott, New York|
|Place of death||San Francisco, California|
|Buried at||San Francisco National Cemetery|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1863 – 1874, 1898|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
William Sully Beebe (February 14, 1841 – October 12, 1898) was a Union officer who received the Medal of Honor on June 30, 1897, for his action at Cane River Crossing, Louisiana on April 23, 1864. Born in Ithaca, New York, Beebe graduated from West Point in 1863, receiving his commission in the ordnance branch. He was a First Lieutenant at Cane River Crossing. He continued serving in the Army until resigning in January 1874. He rejoined the Army at the start of the Spanish-American War in June 1898, and served as an ordnance officer on the staff of general James F. Wade. Beebe contracted yellow fever while in Cuba and died later that year.
Medal of Honor citation
Voluntarily led a successful assault on a fortified position.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
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