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Confederate (CSA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Francis Kearse

(1837 - 1863)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 50th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Enlisted as Private, Company E, in the 50th as it was first organized March 4, 1862. He was elected Lieutenant Colonel March 22, 1862.

On the Campaign

He is listed in command of the Regiment on the Maryland Campaign, in the apparent absence of Colonel William R. Manning.

The rest of the War

He was killed in action on July 2, 1863 in fighting on the Rose Farm, west of the Wheatfield at Gettysburg, PA. He was buried (see discussion) there after the battle, but his body was later returned to Georgia.

References & notes

Basic data is from Rosters, Official Records, and other sources extracted by John Griffin on his excellent 50th Georgia Volunteer Infantry page.

Birth

1837

Death

7/2/1863 Gettysburg, PA; burial in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, GA