★★★ -Whitfield, Francis Eugene

Francis Eugene Whitfield:
Born: June 22, 1839
Colonel Francis Whitfield.jpg

Birthplace: Bossier Parish Louisiana
Father: Francis Edwin Whitfield 1813 – 1887
Mother: Margaret Ann Fort 1818 – 1835
Wife: Betsie Winifred Whitfield 1843 – 1929
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
Edwin Nott Whitfield 1869 – 1919
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)

Graduated from University of Virginia
Attended Lebanon law school

Occupation before War:
Practiced law

Civil War Career:
Colonel of 9th​ Mississippi Infantry Regiment
1862: Captured during the Battle of Shiloh
1864: Wounded during the Battle of Resaca Georgia
Brigadier General for Bravery
Provost Marshall of Polk's Army Corps

Occupation after War:
Attorney General for Southern Express Company
Leader of the Memphis Tennessee Bar
Member of Alcorn County Democratic Executive Committee

March 18, 1885
Place of Death: St. John's River in Florida
Age at time of Death: 45 years old
Cause of Death: Died Suddenly on a Steamboat from Heart Disease
Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee (March 22, 1885)

Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
His wounding at Shiloh prompted the regiment to promote him to Lt. Col. but Gen. Bragg had already appointed a replacement and refused to honor his promotion. Whitfield complained to both the War Department in Richmond and to Jefferson Davis about his situation. Davis directed Bragg to honor the promotion.