Hellan, Francis

Rank: Private

Unit: B Co, 2d Dragoons

Enlisted: December 5, 1844 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 18.

Date of birth: 1817


Campaign: Texas Occupation

Died: 23 August 1845

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Accidentally shot self

Location of fatality: Aransas River, Texas

Place of interment: Old Bayview Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas

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Note: He stood 5’7½” with blue eyes, black hair, and dark complexion.