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 Louis Raymond Francine

Louis Raymond Francine

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Jul 1863 (aged 26)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section Y, Lot 144
Memorial ID 8029 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He served as Colonel and commander of the 7th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry at the Battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. On July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, Colonel Francine's regiment was detached from its brigade to support Captain A. Judson Clark's New Jersey artillery battery as it defended the Army of the Potomac's III Corps position near the famed Peach Orchard. As the Confederates pressed their attack, Colonel Francine was severely wounded, and his regiment withdrew along with the remnants of the Union troops. His injuries proved to be mortal, and he died two weeks later in Philadelphia. He received a posthumous brevet promotion to Brigadier General, US Volunteers (back dated to July 2, 1863, the date of his wounding for "gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Gettysburg, PA, where he was mortally wounded". Today, in the Gettysburg National Military Park, the distinctive bullet-shaped 7th New Jersey Infantry Monument stands on the spot in Excelsior Field where he was wounded.

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  • Added: 8 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8029
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Raymond Francine (26 Mar 1837–16 Jul 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8029, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .