Francis M.


   Born: October 30, 1846                     Died: April 2, 1925

   Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery     Place: Hiwasse, Benton County, Arkansas




  Francis is post Centralia events, BUT....he sure shows up in the replenishing of the 39th Missouri Infantry, Co G and is named as a "Union Defender" on page 2 of an illustrated 39th Mo Inf. / Centralia document found at the Shelby County Historical Society in Shelbina, MO. Here is the link to it: 

  But that isn't all....Francis served with 2nd Lt. Josiah Gill, 1st Lt. Thomas Jaynes and 1st Sgt. E.L.C. Hawkins. All three of these men were in the saddle and in the heart of the Centralia battle between the guerrillas and A.V.E. Johnston's men! To the benefit of the QSCR and northwest Arkansas history, Francis just missed out on Centralia, but his name is now forever linked to those who helped re-establish Company G, 39th Missouri Infantry and the three soldiers who were on the front lines and face to face with the guerrilla force!

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