Nathan is the brother, Ai Ransom Fassett Jr. He was born 26 Sept 1834 in Genesse County, New York. The family migrated to Ohio prior to 1854, possibly several years before. Nathan enlisted in the Civil War on August 31, 1864, and served with Unit 2, Company B, Ohio Heavy Artillery. His record indicates that for most of his enlistment, he was a patient in Asylum U.S.A. Gen'l Hospital, Knoxville, Tennessee and later at Cumberland U.S.A. General Hospital in Nashville, TN, until he was furloughed to the care of his brother, Ai Ransom Fassett, Jr., on July 8, 1865 to report within 30 days to Tripler U.S.A. Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He never reported to Tripler.
Family lore consists of the following story: "He was captured and placed in Andersonville Prison where he became very ill. His father and brother (Ai Jr) went to the prison and obtained his release. Shortly after he returned home, he died and was buried in North Oregon (Ohio) Cemetery. He died from the effects of his Andersonville imprisonment." When his brother and father obtained his release from the Cumberland Hospital, I believe they took him home to Oregon, Ohio, where he likely died not long after.
Family story and other info provided by and many thanks to Pam Warren, FAG Member 46916943
US Civil War Soldier Index
Name: Nathan Fasset (roster shows Nathan Fasett)
Enlisted: 31 Aug 1864
Branch: Heavy Artillery
NARA Publication: M552
NARA Roll No.: 33
NARA Film No.: 0882246
Nathan died on December 15, 1865 in Lucas County, Ohio.