Francis Lawton Mobley(1836 - 1862)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 50th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He had been appointed Ensign in the Georgia Militia, Berrien County Light Infantry, and became Jr. 2nd Lieutenant of Company I, 50th Georgia Infantry as it mustered into service on 4 March 1862. He was elected Second Lieutenant 17 June 1862. He was sick, in Richmond, VA into August 1862. He was then at Savannah, GA gathering conscripts and returned by train to Gordonsville, VA.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He rejoined his Company on 7 September after a 16 day walk from Gordonsville by way of Fredericksburg, VA. He was slightly wounded in the head in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862. He was mortally wounded in the chest "through the lungs" at Sharpsburg on 17 September.
The remainder of the War:
He died of wounds at a hospital in Winchester, VA on 9 October 1862.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from Henderson's Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia via Fincham1. His appointment as Ensign and the photograph here are online from RootsWeb. A series of wartime letters between Mobley and his wife Rhoda - source of some details here - are in the collection of the Atlanta History Center. Images of the actual letters [transcript PDF] are online from the Digital Library of Georgia. Thanks to Alan K. Griffin for the pointers to the letters and photo.
|Birth Date: 6/29/1836 Place of Birth: Irwin County, GA |
Death Date: 10/09/1862 Death Place: Winchester, VA Burial Place: Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, Winchester, VA
1 Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/50th_inf_regt.html [AotW citation 3049]
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