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Federal (USV)


Francis M. Costly

(? - 1864)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Ellenboro, he enlisted in Company F, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 21 April 1861. He was promoted to Corporal and Sergeant (dates not given).

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Resaca, GA (date not given - probably 15 May 1864), and died of wounds on 26 May 1864 at Chattanooga, TN.

References & notes

Basic information from Bryant1, which has him as Frank M. Costley. The State Roster lists him as Francis M. Costly, as does his grave marker (via Findagrave).


Date not known


05/26/1864 Chattanooga, TN; burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 425 - 427  [AotW citation 15265]