Eli Samuel Francis(1840 - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th Virginia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a member of Company E, 15th Virginia Infantry.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He died of wounds on 30 September 1862 on the Grove Farm. "Buried in Mayers' field in the hollow below Grove’s house, towards the canal, under a clump of honey locusts; the graves are in good condition and head boards up."
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from Pruett1, who also says "Eli S. S=Samuel per letter from his nieces." Additional details from his gravesite on Findagrave.
|Place of Birth: Hanover County, VA |
Death Date: 09/30/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
1 Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials , Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 4448]
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