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Col Franklin R. Beck

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Col Franklin R. Beck

  • Birth unknown USA
  • Death 15 May 1864 Resaca, Gordon County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Resaca, Gordon County, Georgia, USA
  • Plot Alabama Section
  • Memorial ID 8612178

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. He served during the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 23rd Alabama Infantry regiment. He was killed at the May 15, 1864 Battle of Resaca, Georgia. His unit was assigned to tear up the railroad tracks and cover the Confederate retreat from Resaca when a cannonball from a union artillery batter was fired at them. The shot went high striking a tree branch above Colonel Beck, casuing a tree branch to come down. It struck him in the leg, severing it, and killing his horse. He then bled to death before help could arrive.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: william hobgood
  • Added: 8 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8612178
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Col Franklin R. Beck (unknown–15 May 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8612178, citing Resaca Confederate Cemetery, Resaca, Gordon County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .