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Brazier Francis Marion

Male Abt. 1833 - Sept 10, 1864


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  • Born  Abt. 1833  Christian Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Sept 10, 1864  Alton Illinois, Prisoner of War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Confederate Cemetery in Alton Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Francis M. Brasier; Regiment 10th Missouri Infantry Confederate Company H Private Film Number M380 roll 2 10th Infantry Regiment [also called 12th Regiment] was organized November, 1862. Some of its members were raised in the counties of Chariton, Crawford, and Howard. The unit was assigned to A.E. Steen`s, Parson`s, and S. P. Burns` Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and saw action in Arkansas and Missouri. It lost, 11 killed, 41 wounded, and 237 missing at Helena, and after the fight it mustered 236 men. The regiment sustained 34 casualties at Pleasant Hill and 10 at Jenkins` Ferry. During the spring of 1865 it disbanded. The field officers were Colonel W.M.Moore, Alexander C. Pickett, and A.E. Steen; Lieutenant Colonel Simon Harris; and Major Elijah Magoffin. . On Dec.9,1862 Francis fought in the battle at Prairie Grove Arkansas and after the battle most of his unit deserted and they swam across the river and went home. Francis may have deserted his unit after the battle of Prairie Grove, the next information that I found , Francis was Captured by the Union Army on Dec. 24, 1863 in Miller Co., MO and was taken to Rolla, Mo. were he was sentenced on Jan. 6, 1864 to one year hard labor in the Alton Illinois Prison for Confederate Soldier's and Citizens. He attempted an escape on Sept.10, 1864 and was shot and killed. The information handed down through the family was, he received word that his home was burned by the bushwackers and he asked to leave to help his family. His request was denied and he decided to leave anyway. The family said he swam across the river and was shot when he reached the other side, but the war records say that he was shot on the state grounds. I found an article about the events that may have caused his death. This did take place in northern part of Miller County were Francis and Susan lived.
      From the Miller County Museum and Historical Society
      notes written by Peggy Smith Hake
      The Civil War years in central Missouri were times of great distress and at times, pure terror. Missouri was a controversial state during the war. In fact, it has been said Missouri fought her own Civil War. It was a borderline state where the people simply could not decide which side to fight for. There were pioneers who had migrated from the southern states of Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, and the Carolinas and they, naturally, tended to support the Confederacy. Another faction of pioneers came from the northern states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New England. The Union Army was often infiltrated by men who actually favored the South, but joined the Northern armies because they knew they would get a monthly pay voucher....the Southern Army was much poorer!
      Guerilla forces, called bushwhackers, were very prevalent in Missouri. Some of the bandits of central Missouri were actually an arm of Quantrill's Raiders who terrorized all of Missouri and Kansas. Their atrocities are well documented in the history of the Civil War. A Confederate general named Crabtree and his raiders ran rampant in the central Missouri area and especially in the region of southern Cole and northern Miller counties. He and his forces had their local headquarters in caves along the Osage River near the old railroad town of Hoecker in northeast Miller County. At first, Crabtree's intent was to round up able-bodied men so they could be sent on to southern Missouri, near the Arkansas border, to join General Sterling Price's army. He recruited many men for this cause but after awhile, it seemed his greater pleasure was terrorizing the local residents and their families. His band of marauders began to steal and plunder anything they could get their hands on....horses, livestock, wagons, food, and provisions. High on his priority list was grain sheds and smokehouses where the farmers had stored cultivated crops and meat supplies. Many homes, barns, crops, etc. were torched and burned to the ground. It was not beneath him to torture families in order to get information about military activities in the area....he was also interested in their valuables and where they were hidden.
      After some time, area-wide enrolled militias were organized. One of these militia groups, the Provisional Company of Mt. Pleasant-Missouri Militia, was commanded by Capt. Thomas Babcock who operated from the small village of Mt. Pleasant, Saline township, Miller County. Capt. Babcock kept his men on Crabtree's trail constantly. In the second week of August 1864, one of Crabtree's men, John P. Wilcox, was captured and sent to Jefferson City. He was tried for war crimes by a military commission and was ordered executed. The execution was carried out immediately ... Receiving word of the execution of one of his men, Crabtree sent his band of guerillas out on rampaging maneuvers ... plundering, burning, and killing.
    Person ID  I6852  Walden Family | Brazier Family
    Last Modified  7 Sep 2010 

    Father  Brazier Abram,   b. 1805, Greenville Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865, Miller Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Berry Nancy,   b. 1810, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1842, Miller Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Sep 1826 
    Family ID  F1330  Group Sheet

    Family  West Susan,   b. Abt. 1837, Miller Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1900, Miller Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Jul 1855 
    Children 
    >1. Brazier Abraham,   b. Abt. 1857, Osage, Miller county, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Brazier William,   b. 6 Apr 1860, Osage, Miller County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 1937, Fowler, CO Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Brazier Martha,   b. 1862
     4. Brazier Nancy,   b. 1863
    Family ID  F0059  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Brazier, Francis Marion, Photo's of Alton Confederate Prison
    Brazier, Francis Marion, Photo's of Alton Confederate Prison
    Brazier, Francis Marion, Alton Confederate Prison
    Brazier, Francis Marion, Alton Confederate Prison

    Documents

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    Brazier, Francis Marion Alton Illinois Confederate Prison Record 1
    Brazier, Francis Marion Alton Illinois Confederate Prison Record 1
    Brazier, Francis Marion Alton Illinois Confederate Prison Record Nr.2
    Brazier, Francis Marion Alton Illinois Confederate Prison Record Nr.2
    Brazier, Francis Marion, Alton Illinois Confederate Prison Record Nr.3
    Brazier, Francis Marion, Alton Illinois Confederate Prison Record Nr.3
    Brazier, Francis Marion Alton Illinois Confederate Prison Record Nr.4
    Brazier, Francis Marion Alton Illinois Confederate Prison Record Nr.4
    Brazier, Francis Marion Alton Illinois Confederate Prison Record Nr.5
    Brazier, Francis Marion Alton Illinois Confederate Prison Record Nr.5
    Brazier, Francis Marion Alton Illinois Confederate Prison Record Nr.6
    Brazier, Francis Marion Alton Illinois Confederate Prison Record Nr.6
    Brazier, Francis Marion and Susan West Marriage Record
    Brazier, Francis Marion and Susan West Marriage Record

    Headstones
    Brazier, Francis Marion, Monument for Confederate Soldiers that died in Alton Prison
    Brazier, Francis Marion, Monument for Confederate Soldiers that died in Alton Prison


  

  

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