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H. S. Fairchild
H. S. Fairchild

Federal (USV)


Harrison Stiles Fairchild

(1820 - 1901)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, IX Corps

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
In 1850, he was elected President of the New Bank of Rochester and served in that position until 1854, when he was elected Alderman of the 12th Ward in Rochester.

From 1844 to 1854 Fairchild served as an officer in the "Rochester Light Guards," a part of the New York Militia. In 1854, he was appointed Colonel of the 54th Regiment, New York Militia and held that post until the start of the Civil War.

In 1861 he was appointed Colonel of the 89th NY Infantry.

After the War:
He returned to Rochester and engaged in the brokerage of stocks and bonds, the sale of real estate, and served as a United States Claim Agent.

Birth Date: 8/4/1820    Place of Birth: Cazenovia, NY    
Death Date: 1/25/1901    Death Place: Rochester, NY    Burial Place: Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY

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