Franklin King Beck

  • Birth 21 May 1814 Duplin County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 12 Oct 1864 Georgia, USA
  • Burial Camden, Wilcox County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 17867412

Company I,
23rd Alabama Regiment

Killed in Battle at Resacca, GA

Aged 50 Years, 4 Months & 21 Days.

Franklin King Beck:
Born: May 21, 1814
Birthplace: Duplin County North Carolina
Father: John Beck
Mother: Margaret King Beck 1783 – 1822
(Buried: Camden Cemetery Camden Alabama)
Wife: Martha Jefferson Tait Beck
(Buried: Camden Cemetery Camden Alabama)
Attended University of Alabama and Georgetown University
1837: Graduated from Yale law school
Occupation before War:
Attorney and Planter in Camden Alabama
1851 – 1853: Alabama State Representative
1855 – 1857: Alabama State Representative
Civil War Career:
1861: Delegate to Alabama State Secession Convention
1861 – 1864: Colonel of 23rd Alabama Infantry Regiment
1863: Captured and Exchanged during Battle of Vicksburg Mississippi
1864: Missed Atlanta campaign due to leg fracture
1864: Killed during the Battle of Resaca Georgia on October 12, 1864

Died: October 12, 1864
Place of Death: Resaca Georgia
Cause of Death: tree fell from cannon ball shot fell & crushed his leg
Age at time of Death: 50 years old
Burial Place: Resaca Confederate Cemetery Resaca Georgia
Memorial: Camden Cemetery Camden Alabama

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  • Created by: April D. Sandley Clinely
  • Added: 9 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17867412
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Franklin King Beck (21 May 1814–12 Oct 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17867412, citing Camden Cemetery, Camden, Wilcox County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by April D. Sandley Clinely (contributor 46807733) .