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William B. Franklin

Date of Birth:      February 27, 1823
Hometown:         York, PA
Education:           West Point, 1843
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:    March 8, 1903
Place of Death:   Hartford, CT
Buried At:           York, PA

Major Battles:        First Manassas, Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, Antietam Campaign, Fredericksburg, Sabine Pass, Red River Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Blamed by Ambrose Burnside, for the failure of Fredericksburg, Lincoln would send Franklin to Texas, where his military career would languish.  After the Civil War, Franklin would become general manager of Colt's Fire Arms Manufacturing Company.

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