He earned the Medal of Honor while serving in the Civil War with Company A, 2nd Louisiana Infantry.
He died on September 15, 1897 and was buried in Section 13 of Arlington National Cemetery.
BEAUFORT, JEAN J.
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company A, 2d Louisiana Infantry. Place and date: At Port Hudson, Lpuisiana, about 20 May 1863. Entered service: New Orleans, Louisiana. Birth: France. Date of issue: 20 July 1897.
Citation: Volunteered to go within the enemy's lines and at the head of a party of 8 destroyed a signal station, thereby greatly aiding in the operations against Port Hudson that immediately followed.
BEAUFORT, JOHN J
- PVT F 24TH VET RES CORPS CW
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/16/1897
- DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
- BURIED AT: SITE 13784
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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