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Speed Smith Fry
Birth: Sep. 9, 1817
Death: Aug. 1, 1892

Civil War Union Brigadier General, Judge. Born near Danville, Kentucky, he graduated from Wabash College and became a lawyer in Boyle County, Kentucky. He was appointed as a Captain when the Mexican-American War erupted and assigned to the 2nd Kentucky Volunteer Regiment. He fought with distinction at the Battle of Buena Vista. He returned to Kentucky after the war and became a state court judge in Boyle County and a Colonel of Kentucky Militia. When the Civil War began, he helped to recruit and organize the 4th Regiment Kentucky Mounted Infantry and was commissioned as a Colonel. He led the regiment into battle at Mill Springs, Kentucky on January 19, 1862 and was credited with killing Confederate General Felix Zollicoffer. He was later wounded at the battle when he was shot in the thigh. Fry was promoted to Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers a couple of months later and was placed in command of the 2nd Brigade in the 1st Division of the Army of the Ohio. He led the brigade at the Battle of Perryville and was assigned to lead the 3rd Division of the XIV Corps. After commanding his troops at the Battle of Chickamauga, he was appointed to command the sub-district of North Central Kentucky and also became the commanding officer at Camp Nelson, Kentucky. He was mustered out of the service with the rest of his regiment a few months after the war was over. He returned to his home in Kentucky and became an unsuccessful Republican candidate for Congress in 1866. He was later appointed as a supervisor for the Internal Revenue collection. He died in Louisville, Kentucky when he was 74 years old. (bio by: K Guy) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Cynthia A Hope Fry (1826 - 1884)*
 
 Children:
  Frank Walker Fry (1852 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bellevue Cemetery
Danville
Boyle County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Division 4, Section 5, Lot 33
 
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5894037
Speed Smith Fry
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Rest in Peace - GG Grandson of Sgt. Isaac "Ike" Chrisman - Co. H, 1st Ky. Cav. - Wounded 19 January 1862 - Battle of Mill Springs
- Joe Chrisman
 Added: Oct. 22, 2013

- Veteran's family
 Added: Aug. 1, 2013

- Carin Archer
 Added: Jun. 12, 2013
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