Walker J Fish

BirthMay 2, 1841
DeathJune 24, 1931
CemeteryPawnee City (Pawnee City)
PostIngham (Pawnee City)
Unit21st Wisconsin Infantry, Company D

Private Walker J Fish

Company D, 21st Wisconsin Infantry

Fish was born in New York on May 2, 1841. He was residing in Appleton (Outagamie County), Wisconsin when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on August 15, 1862. Fish served 13 months and was discharged on September 24, 1863.

The 21st Wisconsin Infantry was organized and mustered at Oshkosh, Wisconsin on September 5, 1862. During Fish’s enlistment the unit fought at the Battle of Perryville (October 8, 1862). The Battle was the bloodiest every fought on Kentucky soil. The unit lost 39 soldiers, 91 were wounded, and 29 were reported as captured or missing.

Fish died on June 24, 1931 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Pawnee City Cemetery in Pawnee City (Pawnee County), Nebraska. Fish was a member of the Ingham Post (#95) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Pawnee City.

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