Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Beal, George Lafayette
BEAL, George Lafayette, soldier, b. in Norway, Me., 21 May, 1825; d. there, 11 Dec., 1896. He left Portland, on 6 Oct., 1861, as colonel of the 10th Maine regiment. He was appointed by the president brigadier-general of volunteers, 30 Nov., 1864, and was mustered out of the service on 15 Jan., 1866. He was adjutant-general of Maine in 1880-'5, and state treasurer in 1888-'94.