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Confederate (CSV)


Francis Marion Waugh

(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 31st Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 21 year old farm worker on his parent's place near Weston, Lewis County, VA. He enlisted at Laurel Hill as a Private in Company I, 31st Virginia Infantry on 17 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 21 September 1862 and returned to duty. He was wounded at by a gunshot at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864, and was in hospitals in Richmond, VA to 4 July. He was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a farmer near Weston in Lewis County, WV.

References & notes

His service from Ashcraft1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1880.

He married the widow Virginia "Jennie" Patterson Furr (1843-) in August 1874 and they had 5 children by 1884; their first was Robert Lee Waugh (1873-1957).


c. 1839; Harrison County, VA


1   Ashcraft, Jr., John M., 31st Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1899  [AotW citation 27934]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27935]