Captain Alex W. Bean

Captain Alex W. Bean was born on April 2, 1822 in Franklin County, IA and died February 3, 1901 in Janesville, IA.

Alex W. Bean entered the Infantry on August 10, 1861, in Cane County, WI, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Captain before being discharged on September 29, 1864 in Madison, WI.

Alex W. Bean is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at

  • Wounded in Action: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Enlisted as Sgt 8-10-1861, promoted QM Sgt 6-26-1862 2nd Lt 10-5-1865, wounded Gettysburg, promoted Capt 2-9-1863

When a young man he owned and operated a number of small boats on the Erie canal. he moved to Dane Co. Wis in 1851, became a farmer. Enlisted in 1861, made captain in 1863 and was in every engagement in which his regiment fought. In one battle all were killed or wounded in his company except 8 men.