Died: September 2, 1876 Burial No. 3
William was the oldest of six children and born July 4, 1837 to Levi and Nancy Dosier Beaucamp in Martinville, Illinois. He and brother Nathan fought in the Wilson’s Creek and Pea Ridge battle for the Union in the Civil War. The name Beecham appears on discharge papers signed by the Company Clerk. William joined the 2nd U.S. Artillery at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and was sent to Fort Sill in 1869. He died when run over by a field caisson that had brake failure.