Heinrich Fetzer


BirthDec. 3, 1840
DeathMarch 4, 1933
CemeteryCalvary (Lincoln)
PostUpright (Bennett)
Unit9th Wisconsin Infantry, Company B

Private Henry Fetzer

Company B, 9th Wisconsin Infantry

Heinrich (Henry) Fetzer was born in Germany on December 3, 1840. He was residing in Franklin (Milwaukee County), Wisconsin when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on September 21, 1861. He served over 3 years and was discharged on December 3, 1864.

The 9th Wisconsin Infantry was organized and mustered at Milwaukee on October 26, 1861. The unit saw extensive action in Arkansas and Missouri during the War. Two battles were very costly for the regiment.

Battle of Newtonia (MO) (September 30, 1862). Regimental losses were 27 killed, 35 wounded, and 111 were captured.

Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry (AK) (April 30, 1864). Regimental losses were 10 killed, 71 wouned, and 25 were captured.

Fetzer died on March 4, 1933 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Calvary Cemetery in Lincoln (Lancaster County), Nebraska. Fetzer was a member of the Upright Post (#62) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Bennett, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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