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S.J. Fletcher

S.J. Fletcher

Federal (USV)


Samuel Judson Fletcher

(1831 - 1924)

Home State: Massachusetts

Education: Brown University, Class of 1857

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 30, a civil engineer from Whitinsville, he enlisted as Sergeant, Company H, 15th Massachusetts Infantry on 25 May 1861. He was appointed First Sergeant on 16 January 1862 and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 18 July.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 14 November and was wounded again, at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863 and was promoted to Captain of Company D two days later. He was wounded for the third time on 5 May 1864 in the Wilderness, VA.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture is from a photograph in the Worcester Historical Museum.

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

More on the Web

See much more about Lieutenant Fletcher and Company H at Antietam in a fine post by Jim Buchanan on Walking the West Woods.


03/31/1831; Solon, ME


07/11/1924; Gill, MA; burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sherborn, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35  [AotW citation 25693]