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J.R. Fesler

J.R. Fesler

Federal (USV)


John Roush Fesler

(1835 - 1920)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 25, from Morgantown, he was commissioned 30 August as Captain, Company G, 27th Indiana Infantry, and mustered on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was in command of Company G on the Campaign.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment on 12 January 1863 and was wounded in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He mustered out on 4 November 1864 in Indianapolis.

References & notes

Service information from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from one of unknown provenance from Steven Russell.


11/16/1835; Xenia, OH


02/19/1920; Indianapolis, IN; burial in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 603  [AotW citation 18644]