Francis S. Bartow

Colonel Francis S. Bartow was killed in July 1861 during a Civil War battle at Manassas, Virginia. He was the first high-ranking Georgia military officer to die in the war. Before his death, Bartow advocated for secession and became one of the leaders of the new Confederate government. His portrait was painted by Willis Pepoon.

Courtesy of Georgia Historical Society

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries