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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 Antietam

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.


8/4/1820; Cazenovia, NY


1/25/1901 Rochester, NY; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY