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William Sully Beebe
William Sully Beebe
Born (1841-02-14)February 14, 1841
Died October 12, 1898(1898-10-12) (aged 57)
Place of birth Scott, New York
Place of death San Francisco, California
Buried at San Francisco National Cemetery
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1863 – 1874, 1898
Rank Union army maj rank insignia.jpg Major
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.[1][2] 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.[2] 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.[3]

Medal of Honor citation

Voluntarily led a successful assault on a fortified position.[4]

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