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William Riley Francis
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Birth: Dec. 12, 1834
Stokes County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1907
Stokes County
North Carolina, USA

He was A Confederate Soldier
21st Infantry Regiment
The 21st N.C. Infantry Regiment, formerly the 11th Volunteers, was a twelve company command organized at Danville, Virginia, in June, 1861.
Men of this unit were recruited in Davidson, Surry, Forsyth, Stokes, Rockingham, and Guilford counties. It was assigned to General Trimbles', Hokes', Godwins' and W.G. Lewis' Brigade.
After taking part in the Battle of First Manassas and Jacksons' Valley operations, the 21st participated in many conflicts of the army from the Seven Days' Battle to Bristoe. It was then involved in the engagements at Plymouth, Drewrys Bluff and Cold Harbor, marched with Jubal Early to the Shenandoah Valley and saw action around Appomattox.
The unit sustained 80 casualties at First Winchester, 13 at Cross Keys and Port Republic, 45 during the Seven Days' Battle, 51 at Groveton, 18 at Sharpsburg, and 24 at Fredericksburg. It lost 78 at Chancellorsville, twenty-eight percent of the 436 at Gettysburg, and 52 at Plymouth. In April, 1865, it surrendered with 6 officers and 117 men of which only 40 were armed. 
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  Mary Aaron Francis (1852 - 1927)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Francis Lawrence (1871 - 1949)*
  Laura Francis (1873 - 1951)*
  Joe Francis (1881 - 1963)*
  Robert Franklin Francis (1884 - 1951)*
*Calculated relationship
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Francis Cemetery (William R. Francis)
Stokes County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: deegraver
Record added: May 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70654816
William Riley Francis
Added by: A.W.R.
William Riley Francis
Added by: A.W.R.
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- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Nov. 12, 2014
Co C, 21st Inf. Reg. NC TRPS Confederate States Army
- bncheek
 Added: Sep. 1, 2013
21st NC Battle Flag
- deegraver
 Added: Jan. 3, 2012
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