Francis Asbury Shoup (1834-1896) was born in Indiana. He graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 1855 and fought against the Seminole Indians in Florida as a member of the First United States Artillery. He left military service in 1860 to become a lawyer in Indianapolis, Indiana. Shoup moved to Florida, where he was admitted to the St. Augustine Bar in 1861. After Florida's secession from the Union, he joined the Confederate Army as a lieutenant of artillery. He was promoted to major in October 1861, and in September 1862, he was appointed brigadier general. He served as chief of artillery under General Joseph E. Johnston and as chief of staff under General John B. Hood. In 1869, Shoup became an Episcopal priest and then a chaplain and professor of mathematics at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. He is buried in Sewanee.
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