Frances Clayton

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  • When Clayton was born

    When Clayton was born
    It was known that she was born in Illinoise, circa 1830
  • Enlisted in the Union

    Enlisted in the Union
    Frances Joined the Union as "Jack Williams" in the Fall of 1861.
  • Was in the battle of Fort Donelson.

    Was in the battle of Fort Donelson.
    Frances or "Jack" was known to have fought in the battle of Donelson. This battle was lead by Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant who after capturing Fort Henrey aimed for Fort Donelson.
  • Frances Wound.

    Frances Wound.
    Frances in the Battle of Fort Donelson was wounded but did not get any medicla help due to her desguise. Even though she was wounded she still played the Role of a man "jack" by Smoking, Drinking, chewing Tabacco, swearing, and Gambling.
  • Siege of Corinth, mississippi.

    Siege of Corinth, mississippi.
    Frances was involved and fought in the siege of Corinth that began May 27-30.
  • BATTLE OF FAIR OAKS

    BATTLE OF FAIR OAKS
    Frances Clayton was also involved in the battle of Fair Oaks. this was an attempt by forces under Confederate to repulse the Union Army from the outskirts of Richmond during the American Civil War.
  • BATTLE OF SAVAGE STATION

    BATTLE OF SAVAGE STATION
    This was another battle Frances was inlvoved which was The First defended the Union left flank, almost as an independent unit, and didn’t leave the field until 10:00 p.m.
  • BATTLE OF WHITE OAK SWAMP

    BATTLE OF WHITE OAK SWAMP
    Frances clayton was in the regiment when they crossed White Oak Swamp in early morning leaving the wounded behind, and marched to Brackett’s Ford, then to Glendale, where they fought until midnight. At Malvern Hill, the next day, the First was present but did not fight.
  • BATTLE OF ANTIETAM

    BATTLE OF ANTIETAM
    The regiment, only 435 men strong including Frances who was involved were the only dtrong men to fight. 15 killed, 79 wounded, and 21 missing. Clayton was safe.
  • Battle of Perryville October 8

    Battle of Perryville October 8
    Frances was in the fight or Battle of Perryville. This battle was fought in Kentucky Chaplin Hill which was a win for the Union.
  • Frances inolved in the Battle of Murfreesboro

    Frances inolved in the Battle of Murfreesboro
    In this battle Frances "jacks" husband died in this battle but was first wounded in the hip.
  • Served in the civil War.

    Served in the civil War.
    Frances served in the war side by side with her Husband who died in war and after he died she kept fighting.
  • Frances decided to finally showed her real identity

    Frances decided to finally showed her real identity
    Frances Known as Jack William finally decided to show her true identity at Louisville
  • BATTLE OF CHANCELLORSVILLE

    BATTLE OF CHANCELLORSVILLE
    On the 3rd, Clayton ans her companions crossed the Rappahannock River into Fredericksburg, where they were shelled, and then returned to the north bank.
  • BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG

    BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG
    Francis Clayton was also involved in the battle of Gettysburg which took place in Pennsylvania. This was one of the biggest Civil War battles and the largest battle in North America involving around 85,000 men in the Union’s Army.
  • BATTLE OF BRISTOW STATION

  • Frances Clayton died

    Frances Clayton died
    June 14, 1887
  • The Advance of the Rebel Army

    On September 26, 1864, the 13th Missouri Cavalry which was where Frances was was ordered to field to check the advance of the Rebel Army invading Missouri under the command of General Price.