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Confederate (CSV)


Eli Samuel Francis

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company E, 15th Virginia Infantry at Camp Adams, VA on 18 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 30 September 1862 on the Grove Farm. "Buried in Mayers' field in the hollow below Grove's house, towards the canal, under a clump of honey locusts; the graves are in good condition and head boards up."

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who also says "Eli S. S=Samuel per letter from his nieces." Service and other details from Louis H. Manarin.'s 15th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1990) via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1840; Hanover County, VA


09/30/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4448]