Greer, Franklin

Photo: CSAflag

Age at Enlistment: 25

Length of Service: 1862-1864

State:  Mississippi

Rank:  Pvt

Unit:     Garland’s MS Cavalry Battalion; 14th MS Cavalry Regiment

Service RecordEnlisted on 25 Jul 1862 in Co. A of Garland’s Bn Cav; appears on list of CSA 2nd Div Nathan B. Forrest’s Cavalry Casualty Report (pg. 42) as being wounded at battle of Harrisburg, MS on 13-15 Jul 1864; he was discharged after the battle for wounds received.

Survived War:  Yes

Cemetery / Burial:  Topisaw Baptist Church Cemetery, Lincoln Co., MS

Soldier Info: Born in Pike Co., MS in 1837; Died in Lincoln, MS in 1929;

From findagrave:  “He is now past 64 years of age; the picture of health-cheerful and genial-tills the soil, makes his own independent living and is active in all business matters.  In July 1900 he attended a Reunion of Confederate Veterans. His service is shown to be in Company A 14th Miss. Regiment.”

frank greer reunion
Franklin “Frank” Greer is elder man at top and center

Relationship to Author:  2nd cousin 7x