Colonel Louis R. Francine







The Camp is named in honor of Colonel Louis Raymond Francine born March 26, 1837 in Philadelphia, PA. Enlisting in September of 1861, Francine was commissioned Captain of Company A, 7th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry.  On July 8, 1862 Francine was promoted to Lt. Colonel of the Regiment, and then to Colonel on December 9th, 1862. On July 2, at Gettysburg the regiment was in support of Clarks Battery, under heavy Confederate fire.  It was during this fire Colonel Francine was mortally wounded. Transported back to his father’s house in Camden, Francine died on July 16th. He is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia.