William Henry Beck
Brigadier General, United states Army
Military Family at Fort McKavett
Beckís Heitmanís Registry Records
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William H. Beck started his military career
as a Quartermaster Sergeant during the Civil War. After the Civil War
William H. Beckís military career included
the Civil War, exploration of the West during the Indian Wars, the Spanish
American War in 1898, then in the Philippine Insurrection in 1902. William
H. Beck rose to the rank of Brigadier General before his death in 1911.
WASHINGTON, November 27, 1911 Brigadier General William H. Beck, aged 69 years, retired, is dead at the Walter Reed Army Hospital in this city. He was the father of Captain Paul Beck, one of the Army aviators.
General Beck was born in Pennsylvania and enlisted
as a Corporal in Company B, Tenth Illinois Infantry at the outbreak of
the Civil War. He was appointed to the permanent establishment in
Brigadier General U.S.Army Civil War, Spanish American War, Indian Wars and the Philippine Insurrection (bio by: Ron Williams)
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery.
Section 3, Grave 1602
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