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Civil War Soldiers - Beal

Beal, George L., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Norway, Me., May 21, 1825. Leaving Portland on Oct. 6, 1861, as colonel of the 10th Maine volunteers, he served with distinction throughout the Civil war, and was mustered out of the service, Jan. 15, 1866. On May 30, 1864, while colonel of the 29th Maine volunteers, he was appointed brigadier-general by the president, and served in this capacity during the remainder of the war. He was brevetted major-general of volunteers March 13, 1865.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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