Powhatan Beaty

Powhatan Beaty

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Powhatan Beaty

Powhatan Beaty (October 8, 1837 – December 6, 1916) was an African American soldier and actor. During the American Civil War, he served in the Union Army's 5th United States Colored Infantry Regiment throughout the Richmond–Petersburg Campaign. He received America's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for taking command of his company at the Battle of Chaffin's Farm, after all officers had been killed and/or wounded.

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 December 1916
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Union Baptist Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
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