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Amos Beckwith certificates

Collection number: ahc.MSS514

Scope and Content

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.


  • 1850-1888


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.


2.08 linear ft. (one oversized folder)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1981
Amos Beckwith certificates
Sue VerHoef
July 2012
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305