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Frank Allison Bettis
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Birth: Feb. 17, 1836
Death: Aug. 2, 1912

Civil War Veteran
Co I 5th Iowa Infantry
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From military records:
Bettis, Frank A. Age 25.
Residence Bellevue,Ia.
Nativity Maine.
Enlisted June 24, 1861.
Mustered July 17, 1861.
Promoted Sergeant Major.
Mustered out July 31, 1864, expiration of 3 year term of service.
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Based on enlistment his service included battles of New Madrid & Island # 10, Siege of Corinth, MS (Apr 2-May 30,1862)Battle of Iuka(Sep 19) where regiment won high honors by holding its ground against four times its numbers, making 3 charges with bayonet when all ammunition was exhausted. Out of 480 engaged, the 5th lost 220 killed and wounded. Battle of Corinth (Oct 3-5 62). In 1863, ,Champion's Hill, Port Gibson, Raymond, Black River Bridge, Siege of Vicksburg,MS (May-Jun 63), Jackson,MS (Sep 63) Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, TN (Sep-Nov 63).
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From Civil War Pension Index:
Frank applied for invalid pension Oct 24 1898 in California.
His widow, Mary E Bettis, applied Aug 12 1920 in California. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Catalina Post Bettis (1793 - 1876)
 
 Spouses:
  Martha Alice Murphy Bettis (1853 - 1920)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Canfield Bettis*
 
 Children:
  Elijah Hays Bettis (1856 - 1937)*
  Frank R Bettis (1859 - 1893)*
 
 Sibling:
  Sarah Jane Bettis Sentell (1828 - 1894)*
  Frank Allison Bettis (1836 - 1912)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Sergt. Major
Co. I. IA. Vol. Inf.
 
Note: Date of Interment: August 02, 1912
 
Burial:
Sunnyside Cemetery
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Palm, Section 43, Grave 2
 
Created by: Randall Waldrep
Record added: Feb 08, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7162131
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