|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1839|
|Death: ||Sep. 16, 1868|
Windes, Francis Marion (Lt. Col.)
4th AL, "Roddey's" Cavalry
The son of Enoch Windes and Mary Ann Ryan was born 1 Jul 1839 in Apple Grove, Morgan County, Alabama.
He married, Julia A. GRAHAM on 1 Apr 1866.
At the famous (June 9, 1864) battle of Tishomingo Creek (Brice's Crossroads), Lt. Col. Windes served as regimental commander while Col. Wm. A. Johnson commanded "Johnson's brigade" (4th Alabama Cavalry, Moreland's Alabama Cavalry, Williams' Cavalry, and Warren's Cavalry) which was included in Gen. Forrest's Cavalry Corps at this brilliant victory. After Col. William A. Johnson was wounded (Sep 27 1864) during a raid on Pulaski, Tennessee, Windes became in full command of the regiment (4th Alabama "Roddey's" Cavalry) once again.
Frank traveled to New York City in answer to an advertisement of a doctor there who claimed he could cure consumption--which it was thought Frank was suffering from. He went to N. Y. but stayed only a short time and started back on the train where he was taken off at Lynchburg, Virginia, and died.
Francis Marion Windes died 16 Sep 1868 in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Buried; 19 Sep 1868.
Julia Graham Rankin (1843 - 1927)
Old City Cemetery
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Record added: Jan 06, 2005
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Lt. Col. Francis Marion "Frank" Windes was my first cousin, 5x removed (his father, Enoch Windes, Sr., and my 4th Great-grandfather, William A. Windes, were brothers). Frank's brother Enoch Windes, Jr., was chaplain in the 11th Alabama Cavalry and another...(Read more)|
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