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Confederate (CSV)


Francis Marion Black


(1838 - 1909)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Fayette County, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 26th Alabama Infantry on 3 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was captured at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863 and held at Fort Delaware for almost two years, until 14 June 1865.

After the War

In 1880 he was a farmer in Ridge, Fayette County. In 1900 he was farming in Comanche County, TX.

References & notes

His service from Fincham's roster,1 sourced from Tod L. Molsworth's O'Neal's 26th Alabama: the Little Regiment that Did (2000). Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


11/26/1838 in GA


04/22/1909; Hamlin, TX; burial in Hamlin North Cemetery, Jones County, TX


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Alabama, Published 2005, first accessed 23 August 2020, <>, Source page: /infantry/26ala_inf/26th_ala_inf_roster_a.html  [AotW citation 25488]