BUST VIEW CDV OF 2ND RHODE ISLAND CAVALRY CAPTAIN

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Vignette bust view of Captain George W. Beach wearing a dark coat with captain’s shoulder straps, dark military vest and bowtie.

Image is clear with good contrast. Mount is a little thinner in width than normal. Paper and mount have light surface dirt.

Reverse has a period pencil ID of “CAPT. GEO. W. BEACH. There are also two notations in modern pencil. One reads “2nd RI CAV” and the other says “MARY WALKER ALBUM.”

George W. Beach was born May 15, 1838 in Campton, New Hampshire. He was living in Boston, Massachusetts when he was commissioned captain of Company D, 2nd Rhode Island Cavalry on Christmas Eve of 1862. He resigned on August 23, 1863. During Captain Beach’s time with the regiment it was assigned to the Department of the Gulf and was engaged at Port Hudson, Brasher City and Springfield Landing.

In 1876 Beach moved to Norfolk, Virginia where he was a justice of the peace. He also started the Atlantic Iron Works and built two fast river steamers, the “ROSEDALE” and the “ROCKAWAY.”

George Beach died on August 18, 1886 and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.    [ad]

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