17th Mississippi Infantryman from Franklin was a veteran of many battles before he fought in his home town late in the war.

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William J. Bateman grew up in Franklin and married Sallie Nichols. They moved to Mississippi and he joined the 17th Mississippi Co I Inf.

Photo credit: Mary Nichols Britt collection in the Tennessee State Archives.

He mustered in 6/1/61. Depending on his verified war records he may have seen action at Bull Run I, Ball’s Bluff, Antietam, Perryville, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg Chickamauga, Fort Sanders, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Franklin and Nashville.

1 thought on “17th Mississippi Infantryman from Franklin was a veteran of many battles before he fought in his home town late in the war.

  1. Jeff Young

    My great great great grandfather DR. Middleton Maroney Davis joined the Confederate Army on May 11, 1861 as a surgeon Inn the Co E 17th Mississippi Infantry.

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