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William's brother, Samuel, also served in the 12th Infantry.

William Beal, 12th W.Va. Infantry
Killed June 5, 1864

Adjutant General's Office, Dec 30, 1864

     I certify, on honor, that William Beal a Private of Captain J. H. Melvin's Company "I" of the 12 Regiment of West Virginia Volunteers, of the State of West Virginia, born in HANCOCK COUNTY, State of West Virginia, aged 18 years; 5 feet 8 inches high; FAIR complexion; GREY eyes; SANDY hair, and by occupation a FARMER, having joined the company on its original organization at NEW MANCHESTER, and enrolled in it at the muster into the service of the United States at Wheeling, W.Va, on the 28th day of August, 1862, to serve in the Regiment, for the term of THREE YEARS; and having served honestly and faithfully with his company in the field to the present date, is now entitled to a DISCHARGE by reason of DEATH - was KILLED at the Battle of Piedmont Va June 5th 1864.
     The said WILLIAM BEAL was last paid by Paymaster Maj Hammond to include the 31st day of December, 1863, and has pay due him from that time to the present date; he is entitled to pay and subsistence for traveling to place of enrollment, and whatever other allowances are authorized to volunteer soldiers, drafted men, or militia, so discharged. He has received from the United States clothing amounting to $40.33 since the 15th day of June 1863, when his clothing account was last settled. He has received from the United States $25.00 advanced bounty.
     ........ Due soldier on ac't of clothing not drawn 50/100 dollars.
     Given in duplicate, at NEWTOWN, Va., this 5th day of NOVEMBER, 1864.

J. H. MELVIN, Capt.
Commanding Company