Francis E King (c. 1858)

18 January 2024

This is Michigan farm boy Francis E. King, probably in about 1858 when he was 15 years old.

At age 19, in August 1862, he enlisted as a Private in the 17th Michigan Infantry. Just over a month later he was killed in the Battle of Antietam.

Thanks to John Banks for providing a copy of this lovely daguerreotype, from the collection of Nick Sacco.

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