203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

Private Samuel Cyrus [Cyrus Samuel] Beck

Private Samuel Cyrus [Cyrus Samuel] Beck was born on September 22, 1838 in Clarion County, PA and died April 27, 1904 in Waverly, IA.

Samuel Cyrus [Cyrus Samuel] Beck entered the Infantry on September 15, 1861, in Fayette, IA, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Private before being discharged on December 2, 1864 in Memphis, TN.

Samuel Cyrus [Cyrus Samuel] Beck is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at 42° 42.959' N 92° 28.183' W

  • Wounded in Action: Yes
  • Prisoner of War: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Missing in battle and taken prisoner April 16, 1863 Shiloh Tenn. Was a prisoner for 7 months in Andersonville and Libbey Prisons

Born in Clarion Co. Pa. Sept 22 1838. he came to Fayette Co Ia when young and his schooling was taken in the Upper Ia Uni. at Fayette Ia. He enlisted in 1861 in Co. C. 12 Ia Inf and served until Dec. 1864 having been a prisoner for 7 months in thos terrible priosns Libbey and Andersonville which broke his health and for several months his life was despaired of. He was married on May 11 1871 to Mary Bursh of Waverly by Rev. R. L. Parsons and lived for several years in Fayette before coming to Waverly to live about 1885. To them were born 7 children 5 who with the widow survived him. He was a member of the M. E. Church at Waverly. He was a post commander of the GAR Post of Waverly His death was caused by blood poison from a scratch and death came with a very few days from streptocottic infection

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