Articefer Dexter Beal

Articefer Dexter Beal was born on 1818 in Pittsford, Rutland County, VT and died 1894 in Readlyn, IA.

Dexter Beal entered the Engineers of West of Mo. on October 18, 1861, in Shell Rock, IA, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Articefer before being discharged on July 25, 1863 in Vicksburg, MS.

Dexter Beal is buried at Grove Hill Cemetery in Readlyn, Iowa and can be located at

  • Wounded in Action: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Information by Frank Sturdevant Waverly, Iowa
Was discharged for disability because of wounds at Vicksburb. Born in Pittsford Rutland Co. Vt. In 1818 came to Wankesha Co. Wis. In 1854 and follwing year of Aug 1855 to Bremer Co. Ia. he lived in Franklin township. He was an early day surveyor of Bremer Co. and did work also in Butler Co. Ia. He enlisted from Shell Rock and attached to the unit which was absorbed by the engineers later to be known as the Engineers of the West of Mo. Unit. After the war he was Co. Surveyor for a time. Was discharged for wounds at Vicksburg Miss. A brother W, W. Beal lived at Waverly for many years. When Dexter Beal died he was buried in Grove Hill Cemetary near the first home of the family in Bremer County, 4 miles East of Readlyn, Ia. Iowa index shows this man but does not give his regiment or Co. Found some in Volumn 6 page 144 of Iowa Soldiers.