CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION WATCH TO CAPTAIN JOHN W. BEAN 1862
Item ID #1265
John Wesley Bean lived to be over 100. He was born in Kirby, Vt on March 8, 1833. He died November 26, 1933 in Elkins, NH. He is buried in Proctor Cemetery, Andover, NH. Mr. Bean enlisted 10/15/1861 as a 2nd lieutenant. He commissioned into I Co. NH 5th Infantry, was promoted to 1st Lt. 7/31/1862, Captain 12/16/1862. Captain Bean was wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va. 13th December 1862.
I have a lot more information on Captain Bean. It will be included with the watch. It is mostly military and pension records. I believe you will find the information very interesting.
The watch was presented to John Bean in recognition of his promotion to Captain. It is a Waltham. There is stamp which states coin silver and is numbered. It is also stamped warranted. I have not wound it and do not know if it operates properly. The inscription is very well done and easy to see. Thanks for looking.
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