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Joseph H Fitch
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Birth: 1836
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1893
Fulton County
Illinois, USA

Joseph H Fitch, son of Joseph and Ann Anice Fitch, Born 1836 in PA. Died Mar 29, 1893.
Married Elizabeth Mann, daughter of Phillip G Mann and Sarah McElwee, on Aug 23, 1855.
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten

Pages 360-374

JOSEPH H. FITCH, aged twenty-six, enlisted July 26, 1862, served with the company until wounded at the battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864, and as he was absent (sick of wounds) when the regiment was mustered out, it is probable that his wound disabled him for active service. He was mustered out from the hospital at Milwaukee, Wis., July 3, 1865, and died Mar 29, 1893. He resided near Lewistown, Ill.

Company B was enrolled at Havana by James R. Griffith between July 18 and August 22, 1862. This company was credited to Mason, nut in fact very many of the men enlisted from Fulton county. Unfortunately the muster-in roll of this company is defective, seldom if ever giving the residence at enlistment, and not often the occupation or birth-place of the men.

At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: James R. Griffith, captain; Charles W. Pierce, first lieutenant, and John A. Mallory, second lieutenant.

The company was mustered in with 96 officers and men, of whom 11 were killed in battle or died of wounds received in action, and 19 were wounded who lived to be discharged or mustered out, 12 died of disease, 22 were discharged, 6 were transferred, and but 33 present at the final muster out.

During the three years' service Company B was never found wanting, and now at the end of thirty-five years its survivors look with pride upon its record. Three of its members lost and arm and seven were killed within thirty minutes at the battle of Peach Tree creek.

Note: Co. B, 85th IL Inf.
Waterford Cemetery
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Marion Ogden
Record added: Dec 05, 2003
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