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BECKHAM, Col. Robert F. (Franklin)., 6 May 1837 - 5 Dec 1864. "Chief of Artillery, Gen. Stephen D. Lee's Corps; b. Culpepper Co., Va.: mortally wounded at Columbia, Tenn. on 29 Nov. 1864. C. S. A." 
Photo by Mary Bob Richardson 9/24/2004.

Col Robert Beckham was a Civil War Confederate Army Officer. He graduated as a United States War Confederate Army Officer, class of 1859, and was posted with the United States Topographical Engineers; Lieutenant of artillery in the C. S. A. during the Civil War. He was commissioned a Major on August 16, 1862. On April 8, 1863 he was promoted to command of the Stuart Horse Artillery with the cavalry corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. On February 16, 1864 he was promoted to Colonel. During Hood's invasion of Tennessee he was mortally wounded near Columbia, Tennessee during an artillery exchange and died near Ashwood, Tennessee on December 5, 1864. Submitted by: Mary Bob McClain Richardson.