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Francis Marion Brazier
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Birth: 1833
Christian County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Sep. 10, 1864
Madison County
Illinois, USA

Francis M. Brasier; Regiment 10th Missouri Infantry Confederate Company H Private, Film Number M380 roll 2 10th Infantry Regiment [also called 12th Regiment] was organized November, 1862. Some of its members were raised in the counties of Chariton, Crawford, and Howard. The unit was assigned to A.E. Steen`s, Parson`s, and S. P. Burns` Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and saw action in Arkansas and Missouri. The regiment sustained 34 casualties at Pleasant Hill and 10 at Jenkins` Ferry.
Francis Marion Brazier was Captured by the Union Army on Dec. 24, 1863 in Miller Co., MO and was taken to Rolla, Mo. were he was sentenced on Jan. 6, 1864 to one year hard labor in the Alton Illinois Prison for Confederate Soldier's and Citizens. He attemped an escape on Sept.10, 1864 and was shot and killed. The information handed down through the family was that he received word that his home was burned and he asked to leave to help his family. His request was denied and he decided to leave anyway. The family said he swam across the river and was shot when he reached the other side, but the war records say that he was shot on the state grounds. In Dec.9,1862 he fought in the battle at Prairie Grove Arkansas and after the battle most of his unit deserted and they swam across the river and went home.
The two stories were combined as it was repeated down through the family.

Family links: 
  Susan West Brazier, Martin, Falter, Barnett (1837 - 1900)
  Abraham Brazier (1857 - 1911)*
  William Brazier (1860 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Confederate Cemetery
North Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Linda Walden
Record added: Feb 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48775677
Francis Marion Brazier
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