Died of wounds received at the Battle of Antietam
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONN ON THIS MEMORIAL WAS RECEIEVED VIA AN E-MAIL FROM ANOTHER CONTRIBUTOR STATING THE FOLLOWING:
AT PRESENT, THE PHOTOS WILL BE LEFT ON THE MEMORIAL UNTIL IT IS VERIFIED.
THE FIRST TWO PHOTOS ARE NOT OF FRANK SANDS FRENCH, 1ST US ARTILLERY, DURING THE CIVIL WAR. THE REASON FOLLOWS:
1. FAMILY MEMBERS LISTED ON THE BACK OF THE POSTCARD DO NOT FIT THE GENEALOGY
2. ISIGNIA ON HAT IS THAT OF A CAVALRY OFFICER AND NOT AN ARTILLERY OFFICER, WHICH FRANK SANDS FRENCH WAS. SEE http://civilwarwiki.net/Union_Insignia_of_the_Civil_War
3. 2 CENT STAMP IS NOT HISTORICALLY CONSISTENT WITH THE LIFESPAN OF FRANK SANDS FRENCH
4. THE ONLY KNOWN AND VETTED PHOTOGRAPH OF FRANK SANDS FRENCH SHOWS NO FACIAL HAIR
5. WOUNDS RECEIVED FROM THE BATTLES OF BALL'S BLUFF AND ANTIETAM WOULD HAVE PREVENTED FRANK SANDS FRENCH FROM SITTING/POSING IN THE MANNER DEPICTED
6. THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN IN BRATTLEBORO, VT. FRANK SANDS FRENCH HAD NOT BEEN DOCUMENTED TO BE IN THIS AREA AT ANY TIME DURING HIS SHORT LIFE
Additional Information as follows, supplied by J. Buchanan
Frank was seriously wounded at the Battle of Balls Bluff, Va. on October 21, 1861. He
was appointed First Lieutenant, February 20, 1862. At the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862 he commanded a section of the 1st U.S. Artillery, Battery I. He received brevets in March 1865 to Captain for Fair Oaks, Va.; Major for Antietam, and Lt. Col. for Cold Harbor
Va. He died of pneumonia on September 4, 1865.
Source: Antietam on the Web (antietam.aotw.org) under Frank Sands French
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