Stop 2: Francis Lombard

Lombard Grave

Lombard grave.

Grave #4100

2nd Lieutenant Francis O. Lombard of the 1st MA Cavalry was killed at New Hope Church the same day as William Showers (previous stop).  The twenty-six year old was killed as he and another man tried to bring a badly wounded man of the 1st NJ Cavalry off the field.  Both men had volunteered to try and get to him after the man’s own regiment had abandoned him.  Lombard was shot through the head as he was carrying the wounded man in his arms, attempting to get him to safety.