From the Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa and Lafayette, Wisconsin
, publ. 1901- page 708-709
ALBURTUS C. BEAN, one of the representative citizens of Wyalusing township, Grant county, enlisted on Sept. 9, 1864, in Company I, 3d Wis. V.I., being credited to Watterstown township. He joined his regiment at Atlanta, Ga., and went with Gen. Sherman's army on the famous March to the Sea, and thence to Washington, D.C. He took part in the severe engagements at Bentonville and Averysboro, which were the last battles of importance between the armies of Sherman and Johnston. With his regiment, Mr. BEAN was honorably discharged at Madison, Wis., but his service in the war for the Union does not constitute all of his military career, as he re-enlisted Sept. 11, 1868, as a member of the 5th United States Cavalry. In the regular army he served chiefly in Kansas and Nebraska, and with his regiment had several encounters of more or less importance with the Indians, perhaps the severest of which was what is known as the Tall Bull fight. In this battle Mr. BEAN received a severe gunshot wound in his left knee, which resulted in his discharge Nov. 10, 1869, and from the effects of which he has never fully recovered.
Mr. BEAN is a native of New York, having been born at Saratoga Springs, on June 1, 1847. His father is John C. E. BEAN, who now, at an advanced age, resides with, and is cared for by his son. The wife and mother died many years ago. The family came West in 1859. Alburtus C. is the only one of his father's children who entered the army. He was married in 1872 to Miss Cynthia PARKER, and they have become the parents of three children, namely: Jane, Nina and Charlotte. Mr. BEAN did his duty well as a soldier, and as a citizen is highly esteemed. Fraternally he is an honored member of the Grand Army Post at Bloomington, and politically is a stanch supporter of the Republican party.
This biography generously submitted by Carol Holmbeck