George Fisher


BirthOct. 6, 1837
DeathJan. 25, 1938
CemeteryArborville (Polk)
PostGraves (Bradshaw)
Unit85th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company E

Corporal George Fisher

Company E, 85th Pennsylvania Infantry

Fisher was born in Germany on October 6, 1837. He was residing in Uniontown (Fayette County), Pennsylvania when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on November 12, 1861. Fisher was promoted to corporal on September 1, 1864. He served a little over 3 years and was discharged on November 22, 1864 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The 85th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized at Uniontown, Pennsylvania between October 16 and November 12, 1861. The regiment fought in numerous major battles in the eastern theatre. Private Fisher was wounded on August 27, 1863 at the Battle of Fort Wagner (SC). The unit was assigned to the Sieges of Petersburg and Richmond between June 16 and November 22, 1864. During that time, the regiment fought in the Battle of Deep Bottom Run (VA) between August 13 and August 20, 1864. They unit’s casualty count included 22 killed in action, 56 wounded, and 5 captured or missing in action.

Fisher died on January 25, 1938 at the age of 100 years. He is buried in the Arboville Cemetery in Polk (York County), Nebraska. Fisher was a member of the Graves Post (#97) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Bradshaw, Nebraska.

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


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