Franklin Bailey Speakman"Frank"
(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 the 155th Regimental Association, 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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