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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Joseph Fisher

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    61st Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Carried the colors 50 yards in advance of his regiment, and after being painfully wounded attempted to crawl into the enemy's works in an endeavor to plant his flag thereon.
Medal of Honor Recipient Joseph Fisher
Medal of Honor Recipient Joseph Fisher
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 16, 1894
  • Born: August 24, 1843, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, United States
  • Died: October 8, 1903
  • Buried: Fernwood Cemetery (MH) (32-158), Fernwood, PA, United States

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