Contributed by Bethel Historical Society
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Born in 1844, Farnum Llewellyn Bean was one of 28 Bethel men who lost their lives during the Civil War.
Bean mustered into the Union Army as a private in Company B of the 23rd Maine Volunteers, but by December 1862 was reported “sick in hospital.” He died on December 20, 1862, at Offut’s Cross Roads, Maryland, less than a month after his 18th birthday.
Bean's fatal illness is a sad reminder that out of the more than 364,000 deaths during the war, some 224,000 were by causes other than battle wounds.
About This Item
- Title: Farnum Llewellyn Bean, Bethel, ca. 1860
- Creation Date: circa 1860
- Subject Date: circa 1860
- Town: Bethel
- County: Oxford
- State: ME
- Media: Tintype
- Dimensions: 17.5 cm x 12.5 cm
- Local Code: 1978.040.0001
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Bethel Historical Society
P. O. Box 12, Bethel, ME 04217-0012
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LC Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 23rd (1862-1863)
- Bethel (Me.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Military service--1860-1870
- Military service, Voluntary
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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