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Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

Isaac C. Fair

(1817 - 1883)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Ohio Light Artillery, First Battery

Before Antietam

Marshall of Mansfield, OH, he was 44 years old when he enlisted 11 December 1861 in the First Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. He was appointed Sergeant, date not given. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 1 June 1862.

On the Campaign

In his Report of the action on South Mountain on 14 Setpember, Captain McMullins noted:

Lieutenants McClung, Fair, and Channel (the latter on detached duty from the Twelfth Ohio Volunteers Infantry), and the men of my battery, all did their duty. Not a single exception came under my observation or to my hearing.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 6 December 1862, and mustered out at the end of his term of service on 26 December 1864.

After the War

He was in the grocery business and was still living in Mansfield, OH in 1868, the year his daughter Emma married at his home there.

References & notes

Service from the Ohio Adjutant General.1 His pre-war role from Williams' Ohio State Register and Business Mirror (1857). Details from a wedding announcement in the Stark County Democrat of 24 June 1868 and his death notice in the Ohio Liberal of 25 April 1883. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

01/01/1817; Westmoreland County, PA

Death

04/22/1883 Mansfield, OH; burial in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, OH

Notes

1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. X, pg. 445  [AotW citation 17532]