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F.B. Speakman

F.B. Speakman

Federal (USV)


Franklin Bailey Speakman


(1833 - 1900)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 133rd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He had been a store owner and hotel keeper before the War. He mustered as Captain, Company G of the new 133rd Infantry on 16 August, and was promoted Colonel on 21 August 1862.

The rest of the War

He saw action in the assault on Marye's Heights in December at Fredericksburg, and again at Chancellorsville in May 1863. He mustered out with Regiment at the end of its 9-month term of service on 26 May 1863.

After the War

He opened the Speakman House hotel in Coatesville [photo] in 1867, and ran it for the rest of his life.

References & notes

Service details from Bates1, with photograph from Under the Maltese Cross2. Birth and death information from a transcribed newpapaper obituary.


01/1833; Londonderry Township, PA


09/09/1900; Coatesville, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 4, pp. 265, 275  [AotW citation 1064]

2   Porter, John T. , Financial Secretary, and Charles F. McKenna, compiler & editor, Under the Maltese Cross, Antietam to Appomattox, the Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865: Campaigns of the 155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Pittsburgh: 155th Regimental Association, 1910, pg. 807  [AotW citation 1065]