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Confederate (CSV)


Franklin Bluford Luke


(1843 - 1923)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Phillips' (GA) Legion, Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

Age 18, he enlisted as Private, Company D, Phillips' Legion Infantry Battalion on 14 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the shoulder in action on the Maryland Campaign - either at Fox's Gap on 14 September, or at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was captured at Sailor's Creek, VA on 6 April 1865 and held at Point Lookout, MD until 29 June 1865.

After the War

He was living in Arkansas by 1880 and moved to Oklahoma in January 1903 and was a farmer there. He was granted an Oklahoma Confederate pension in 1916, as was his widow after his death.

References & notes

His service from Graham,1 as Frank B. Luke. Details from his pension application, online from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Savannah Isadora Burke (1848-1931) about 1871 and they had at least 4 children.


03/07/1843; Laurens District, SC


08/18/1923; burial in Highland Cemetery, Durant, OK


1   Graham, Kurt D., Phillips Georgia Legion - Infantry Battalion, first accessed 20 September 2012, <>, Source page: /InfCoD.html  [AotW citation 21964]