Glasgow City, Scotland
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 1904|
New York, USA
Colonel James Fairman was an American Artist and Lecturer as well as Veteran of the American Civil War.
He was born in 1826 in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of a former officer of Napoleon's Army, Laurenz Fehrman. Following his fathers death the family emigrated to the United States in 1832, where he was able to study art at the National Academy of Design in 1842.
With the start of the American Civil War in April of 1861 he enrolled on April 26th, 1861, at New York City, New York, for two years service, at the age of 36, and was mustered into service as Captain of Company B of the 10th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment on April 27th, 1861, however he was discharged on May 28th, 1861, at Sandy Hook, New Jersey, for the purpose of trying to raise his own regiment. He enrolled as the Colonel of the Fourth Excelsior Regiment (73rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment) on August 16th, 1861, at New York City, New York, for three years service, at the age of 36, but never joined the regiment. And he again enrolled on October 17th, 1861, at Albany, New York, for three years service, and was mustered into service as Colonel of the 96th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment on March 5th, 1862, which he would lead to Virginia. However there he had several disputes with the officers in his regiment, and for various reasons submitted his resignation, which was accepted and he was discharged from the service on September 25th, 1862, at Suffolk, Virginia.
Following the war he opened an Art Gallery and traveled to Jerusalem and other places throughout the world. He died at his studio on March 12th, 1904, and was buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Created by: Kenneth Robison II
Record added: Sep 28, 2012
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