CS Con ★★★ {⋆★⋆} BG Bartow, Francis S. - C.S. Delegate, GA

Francis Stebbins Bartow

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September 6, 1816

Birth Place: Savannah, Georgia

Father: Dr. Theodosius Bartow 1770 – 1857
(Buried: North Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​

Mother: Frances Louisa Stebbins 1792 – 1872

Wife: Louisa Greene Berrien 1827 – 1916


1835: Graduated from Franklin College​
Took Legal Classes at Yale College​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in firm of Barlow, and Lovell, Law Firm, Savannah, Georgia​
1840: Campaigned for William Henry Harrison for President​
Captain of 21st Oglethorpe Light Infantry, Georgia Militia​

Civil War Career:

1861: Delegate to Georgia State Secession Convention​
1861: Delegate to Confederate Provisional Congress​
1861: Chairman of Confederate Congressional Military Committee​
1861: Colonel of 8th Georgia Infantry Regiment​
1861: While encouraging his men to attack, Bartow is shot in the chest, during the First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas)​
1861: When notified of Bartow's death, the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States confirmed his posthumous rank of acting Brigadier General​
Died: July 21, 1861

Place of Death: Manassas, Virginia

Last Words: "They have killed me; but boys, the day is ours. Never give up the field!"

Age at time of Death: 44 years old

Cause of Death: Wounds to the chest

Burial Place: North Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia

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2nd Lieutenant
Mar 6, 2010
Charlotte, NC
Bartow was considered quite the hero in Savannah. Capt. Frederick W. Sims, member of a militia company and owner of the Savannah Republican newspaper, was given command of the military guard of honor escorting the body from the railroad station to the Exchange and next day to the funeral. Sims would later command a company at Ft. Pulaski and, after being exchanged, became the head of the Confederate Army Railroad Bureau for the rest of the war.