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F.B. Speakman
F.B. Speakman

Federal (USV)


Franklin Bailey Speakman

(1833 - 1900)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 133rd Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He had been a store owner and hotel keeper before the War. He mustered as Captain, Company G of the new 133rd Infantry on 16 August, and was promoted Colonel on 21 August 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He saw action in the assault on Marye's Heights in December at Fredericksburg, and again at Chancellorsville in May 1863. He mustered out with Regiment at the end of its 9-month term of service on 26 May 1863.

After the War:
He opened the Speakman House hotel in Coatesville [photo] in 1867, and ran it for the rest of his life.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service details from Bates1, with photograph from Under the Maltese Cross2. Birth and death information from a transcribed newpapaper obituary.

Birth Date: 01/1833    Place of Birth: Londonderry Township, PA    
Death Date: 09/09/1900    Death Place: Coatesville, PA    


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 4, pp. 265, 275  [AotW citation 1064]

2   Porter, John T. , Financial Secretary, and Charles F. McKenna, compiler & editor, Under the Maltese Cross, Antietam to Appomattox, the Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865: Campaigns of the 155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Pittsburgh: 155th Regimental Association, 1910, pg. 807  [AotW citation 1065]

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