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Lieut Fletcher Clay
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Lieut Fletcher Clay

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Death 13 Dec 1862 (aged 26)
Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
Cenotaph Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section H, Lot 147
Memorial ID 21777 · View Source
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Civil War Union Army Officer. Served as a 1st Lieutenant in Company A, 145th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was killed at the Battle of Fredericksburg when his regiment, part of Winfield S. Hancock's division, participated in the doomed second assault on the Confederate positions on Marye's Heights and at the stone wall.

His body was never identified on the battlefield, and likely lies today as an "Unknown" in Fredericksburg National Cemetery.


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This stone also commemorates the unknown grave of Lieut. Fletcher Clay, 145th Pennsylvania Volunteers, who fell in the service of his country at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862 in the 17th year of his age.


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  • Maintained by: Russ Dodge
  • Added: 19 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21777
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Fletcher Clay (20 Dec 1835–13 Dec 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21777, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Russ Dodge (contributor 309) .