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Commandant of the Confederate States Marine Corps. A graduate of the United States Military Academy in 1830, he also attended the French Army's Cavalry School in 1840. Promoted to Major in the United States Army in 1844, he served in the Black Hawk and Seminole Wars and in the Mexican War. Siding with the Confederacy at the start of the Civil War, he was appointed Colonel and Commandant of the Confederate Marine Corps in 1861, the only person to hold that position. Following the war he became a Richmond merchant.

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Newport Newport County Rhode Island, USA 1
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10 Nov 1887 1
Richmond Richmond City Virginia, USA 1
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Lloyd James Beall 1
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19 Oct 1808 1
Newport Newport County Rhode Island, USA 1
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10 Nov 1887 1
Richmond Richmond City Virginia, USA 1
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Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Richmond City Virginia, USA 1
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Col Lloyd James Beall CSMC

Lloyd J. Beall From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (March 2013) Lloyd J. Beall Born October 19, 1808
Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island Died November 10, 1887 (aged 79)
Richmond, Virginia Allegiance United States of America
Confederate States of America Years of service United States Army 1830–1861
Confederate States Marine Corps 1861-1865 Rank Major (USA)
Colonel (CSA) Commands held Commandant of the Confederate States Marine Corps Battles/wars Mexican-American War
American Civil War Other work Alderman of the City of Richmond, Virginia

Lloyd James Beall (October 19, 1808 – November 10, 1887) was a United States Army officer and paymaster. During the American Civil War, he served as a colonel and as Commandant of the Confederate States Marine Corps. He was the only man to command the Confederate marines throughout the conflict.

Contents Early life and career

He was born at Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island, the son of Lloyd Beall and Elizabeth Waugh Jones, who were Marylanders. Beall was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1830. He also attended the Cavalry School of Saumur, France, from 1840 to 1842, to learn the French Army's system of Dragoon exercise.

In 1844, Beall was promoted to major in the U.S. Army. He served in the Black Hawk and Seminole Wars and in the Mexican-American War.

He was a U.S. Army paymaster stationed at St. Louis, Missouri, when the Civil War began.[1]

Civil War service

Siding with the Confederate States of America , Beall tendered his resignation and headed south. Beall was appointed a colonel in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States. On May 23, 1861, the Secretary of the Confederate States Navy, Stephen Mallory, appointed Beall as Colonel Commandant of the Confederate States Marine Corps, the only person to hold that position, and Beall served in that capacity throughout the war.

He married Frances Hayne (ca. 1820-?), daughter of South Carolina Senator Arthur P. Hayne.

As an administrator during the war, Beall's military knowledge and experience remained an untapped resource. He worked hard to have the Confederate Marine Corps receive the personnel, supplies and other benefits accorded to other branches of the military. The training of officers and enlisted Marines took place at the Marines' Barrack's Camp Beall, just a short distance south of Richmond, Virginia, at Drewry’s Bluff overlooking the James River. By the end of the war, he had succeeded in helping improve the resources available to the Marine Corps and established a separate Marine training camp in Charleston, South Carolina; several permanent stations on the Mississippi River and Atlantic Seaboard.

Thanks, in part, to Beall's efforts, the Confederate Marines gained a reputation for distinguished combat service, on the sea and land.

Postbellum career

After the Civil War, Beall lived in Richmond, Virginia,[2][3] and kept most of the Confederate States Marine Corps records at his home. Much of this history, along with Beall's personal history, was destroyed in a fire.

Lloyd J. Beall died at age 79 in Richmond. He is interred in the city's Hollywood Cemetery.

 

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