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G.F. Fletcher

G.F. Fletcher

Federal (USV)

Private

George Fergo Fletcher

(1844 - 1863)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18, a mechanic from Whitinsville, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 15th Massachusetts Infantry in July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the face in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Corporal on 1 January 1863 but was killed at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph contributed by Susan Harnwell, from the family.

His brother James was killed at Antietam and his brother Sam was also wounded there.

Birth

01/05/1844; Whitinsville, MA

Death

07/03/1863 Gettysburg, PA; burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Northbridge, MA

Notes

1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 185 - 186  [AotW citation 5867]