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 Francis Asbury Shoup

Francis Asbury Shoup

Birth
Franklin County, Indiana, USA
Death 4 Sep 1896 (aged 62)
Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Sewanee, Franklin County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 8830 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He graduated from West Point in 1855, was commissioned an officer in the 1st US Artillery and fought against the Seminoles in Florida. When the Civil War began, he led a militia unit in Indiana but returned to Florida and joined the Confederate military. He served at Shiloh and for which service he was promoted Brigadier General in September, 1862. He also fought at Prairie Grove, Arkansas, Mobile, Alabama and Vicksburg, Mississippi, where he was captured by the Union. After being paroled, he served as artillery chief during the Georgia campaigns of 1864 and supervised the construction of the defensive works along the Chattahoochee River. After the war, he became a faculty member at the University of Mississippi and the University of the South.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 12 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8830
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Asbury Shoup (22 Mar 1834–4 Sep 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8830, citing University of the South Cemetery, Sewanee, Franklin County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .