(c. 1842 - 1862)
Home State: Ohio
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry
He enlisted in Company F, 8th Ohio Infantry in Fremont, OH at age 19 on 5 June 1861.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.
The rest of the War
Originally buried on the battlefield, he may have later been reinterred in Antietam National Cemetery or his remains may have been returned home.
After the War
In 1877, a cased pocket mirror identified to Francis was found in a temporary grave at Sharpsburg. It was returned to Ohio.
References & notes
Basic information from State of Ohio1. The pocket mirror story found in the The Herald and Torch Light, Hagerstown, of 12 September 1877, found by John Banks.
c. 1842; Green Creek, OH
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD