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Federal (USV)


Francis E. King

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 17 year old farm boy on his parent's place at in Washtenaw County, MI. Credited from Clinton County, he enlisted on 13 August 1862 in Ypsilanti and mustered as a Private in Company E, 17th Michigan Infantry on 19 August.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

His service basics from the Record of Service.1 Detail from the US Census of 1860.

Thanks to John Banks for supplying a copy of a pre-war daguerreotype image of young Francis.


c. 1843


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 17, pg. 57  [AotW citation 20207]