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Federal (USV)


John Monroe Fisk

(1833 - 1890)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

From Willington, he enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant of Company I, 16th Connecticut Infantry on 12 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 2 October 1862.

After the War

By 1870 he was a farmer and currier in Stafford, CT, and was farming in Wellington with his father Ark (Archibald) in 1880. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 57 in Longmeadow, MA, probably at his daughter Alfaretta Jane's (Stebbins) home.

References & notes

Basic information from Ingersoll1 and Connecticut.2 His presence at Antietam from an account he wrote on behalf of Rufus Chamberlain's widow Amanda in 1863. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1870 and 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Jane Eliza "Jennie" Prouty (1844-1873) on 19 August 1862, a week after he was commissioned, and they had 3 children. He married again, Sarah J (b. 1843).


04/28/1833; Willington, CT


09/22/1890; Longmeadow, MA; burial in Village Hill Cemetery, Willington, CT


1   Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pp. 660 - 663  [AotW citation 5589]