Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Sgt. John P. Beech
Born May 1, 1844, in Staffordshire, England.
Beech emigrated to Boston in 1848. In 1856, he moved to Trenton and found a job with City Pottery, at the corner of Perry and Carroll Streets.
Beech joined Co. B, 4th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry on Aug. 9, 1861, to fight for the Union in the Civil War. He was promoted to corporal, Sept. 1, 1864, and to sergeant, Feb. 1, 1865.
Beech was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery at Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, May 12, 1864.
His citation read: “Voluntarily assisted in working the gun of a battery, all the members of which had been killed or wounded.”
Died Nov. 27, 1926, at his home at 536 S. Warren St.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 40° 13.205′ N, 74° 45.399′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from South Clinton Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is the first of seventeen markers on individual grave sites in Mercer Cemetery which is located on South Clinton Avenue between Magowan and Barlow Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08609, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At James Taylor (a few steps from this marker); Dr. John Manners (within shouting distance of this marker); John O. Raum (within shouting distance of this marker); Mercer Cemetery at Trenton (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. James Olden Paxson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Borrow (about 300 feet away); Ira Wells Wood (about 300 feet away); William Young (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
More about this marker. This marker is near the back entrance to the cemetery off of Magowan Street opposite the back entrance of the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection Building.
Also see . . . Medal of Honor Receipiant. (Submitted on January 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,116 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 3, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. 2, 3. submitted on January 18, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. 4. submitted on January 3, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.