Amos Beckwith certificates
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Amos Beckwith certificates

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Beckwith, Amos, 1825-1894
Title: Amos Beckwith certificates
Dates: 1850-1888
Quantity: 2.08 linear ft. (one oversized folder)
Identification: ahc.MSS514

Biographical/Historical Note

Amos Beckwith (1825-1894) was born in Vermont, graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1850, and served on General William T. Sherman's staff during the Civil War. Additional biographical information about Amos Beckwith has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains certificates awarded to Amos Beckwith and a letter sent along with one of the certificates for proof of receipt. Included are Beckwith's 1850 diploma from the United States Military Academy and commissioning certificates awarded as Beckwith moved up in rank. Among the certificates are his promotion to 2nd lieutenant in the 1st Regiment of Artillery in 1851, his promotion to brevet brigadier general in 1866, and his promotion to colonel in 1888.

Index Terms

Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908
Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874
Grant, Ulysses S., (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885
Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875
United States Military Academy.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Amos Beckwith certificates, MSS 514, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1981


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List



MSS OS box 5.37Certificates, diploma, and letter, 1850-1888