Saturday, September 27, 2008

Isaac Francis

Isaac Francis was born 1840 in Michigan.

In 1840 there was one Isaac F. Francis living in York, Washtenaw County, Michigan. In 1860 there was one Irene or Irame Francis (b. 1803 in Vermont) and one Lucinda (b. 1820 in Ohio) living together in York, Washtenaw County. By 1860 Isaac was a farm laborer working for and/or living with Daniel Tower in Courtland, Kent County. (Curiously, next door to Irene in York was the family of Henry Tower.)

Isaac was 21 years old and probably living in Lowell, Kent County when he enlisted in Company D on May 13, 1861. He was wounded in one of his arms on August 29, 1862, at Second Bull Run, and subsequently suffered the amputation of the limb.

Isaac died of vulnus sclopeticum (wounds) on September 8 or 11, 1862, at Armory Square hospital in Washington, DC. He was buried in the Military Asylum cemetery (Soldier's Home National cemetery) in Washington.

No pension seems to be available.

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