Private Newell W. Beeson
Company G, 2nd Battalion North Carolina Infantry
A resident of Davidson County, Newell W. Beeson was conscripted into service upon his 18th birthday in February 1864, and designated to Company G, 2nd Battalion North Carolina Infantry. He rose to the rank of Corporal, and appears on the Roll of Honor. After the War, he served several terms in the NC House of Representatives. He also founded Beeson Hardware Company in 1883, which continues on today in High Point, NC. Beeson died in 1923 at the age of 77.
Beeson is shown in a six button jacket produced by the state of North Carolina. There appears to be red cuff and collar facings added.
Image: 1/6th plate tintype. Fred D. Taylor Collection