Organization: Company F, 20th Maine Infantry
Entered Service: Winterport, Maine.
Birth: Winterport, Maine.
Date Medal Issued: 10 May 1865.
Date of Action: 1 April 1865.
Place of Action: Five Forks, Va.
During a rush at the enemy, Lt. Fernald seized, during a scuffle, the flag of the 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).