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1st Georgia State Line Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Francis Franklin GannRank: 2nd Lieutenant Company: E

Francis Franklin Gann (my GG grandfather), was born in Clarke County, GA on 10 August 1834, the first child of state senator John Gann and his second wife Mary Ann. Francis Franklin, as well as a brother and half brother, served in Company E (Cobb/Fulton County 'State Rights Guards'), 1st Regiment, Georgia State Line. The unit was attached to Stovall's brigade during the Atlanta campaign. Francis Franklin was wounded in the Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864. The wound was a shot in the hip, with the ball so embedded the surgeons, under battlefield conditions, were unable to extract it. The ball remained in his hip for 12 years and was taken out in 1876. According to records, the unit attacked the enemy works at the Troup Hurt House. Captured DeGress's Battery (1st Illinois Light Artillery, Battery H), which had been 'playing havoc' in the Confederate lines. 1st Regiment suffered 92 casualties.

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