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Federal (USV)


Chambers O. Fair

(1842 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 139th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he mustered in on 1 September 1862 as Private, Company B, 139th Pennsylvania Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in Maryland but died, probably of disease, at a hospital in Hagerstown, MD on 14 November 1862.

After the War

He was initially buried in a plot near the Alms House in Hagerstown, but was reinterred at the new Antietam National Cemetery in 1866-67.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as Chambers Fairs, age 29. Service from Bates,2 who says he died 13 November in Hagerstown. Death date and detail from an article in the Hagerstown Herald of Freedom & Torch Light of 19 November 1862, which lists him as C. Lambero Fais. Birth information from his gravesite on Findagrave, from Jerry Fair.


1842; Cowansville, PA


11/14/1862; Hagerstown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3477]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 4, pg. 388  [AotW citation 17674]