Frances Marion Bates



Pvt. Frances Marion Bates enlisted in Co. E, 3rd Georgia Volunteer Infantry on June 6, 1861. Discharged August 15, 1862. Married Eliza Wren in 1868, who was a member of a theatrical family. Bates became an actor and moved to Australia and New Zealand in 1873. He died in Melbourne, Australia in 1879. A complete biography of Frank Bates is available on Terry Foenander's website.



Photos courtesy of National Library of Australia

Thanks to Charles McDonald for researching this article


Civil War bullet"Return Fire" to 3rd GVI Veterans Page, 1/2/2009