PVT Samuel Fisher, Jr

Death 25 Feb 1863
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Burial Lost at War, Specifically: Final resting place currently unknown ... Being Researched !
Memorial ID 203886645 · View Source
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Samuel served as a Private, Company D, 5th Delaware Infantry during the Civil War.

He was "Killed" in the "Line Of Duty" at the Dupont Mill, Delaware in an explosion that took the life of 16 people during the war.

Four of them were 5th Delaware Infantry Soldiers that died as a result of this explosion (see below).

The explosion took place in what is called the packing mill. There were engaged at the mill at the time, some seventeen persons, and all of them with the exception of two, were killed at once. The coopers were the only branch of the operators at work, and it is thought that the explosion was caused by their work in packing powder in boxes, etc. There were at the time some fifteen or twenty tons of powder in the packing mill, which was of course entirely consumed, and everybody within the building at the time either killed or dreadfully wounded.

Samuel's Dad, Samuel Fisher, Sr., was also killed in this explosion.

The Four 5th Delaware Infantry Soldiers that died:

Dehan, John P., Private, Company D
Dougherty, Thomas, Private, Company B
Fisher, Samuel, Jr., Private, Company D
McKenna, James ~ First Sergeant, Company B

( Bio & Listing by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 16 Oct 2019
  • Find a Grave Memorial 203886645
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Samuel Fisher, Jr (unknown–25 Feb 1863), Find a Grave Memorial no. 203886645, ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) Lost at War, who reports a Final resting place currently unknown ... Being Researched !.