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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 24/08/1843 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. d. 08/10/1903 Landsdowne, Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/04/1865 Petersburg, Virginia.

 

Fisher was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 24 August 1843. He first enlisted into a three-month service with the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in April 1861. After mustering out he reentered the service in September 1861, joining the 61st Pennsylvania Infantry. He went on to be promoted to corporal and, on 2 April 1865, performed the act of gallantry that earned him the Medal of Honor.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Carried the colors 50 yards in advance of his regiment, and after being painfully wounded attempted to crawl into the enemy's works in an endeavor to plant his flag thereon.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: FERNWOOD CEMETERY, FERNWOOD, PENNSYLVANIA.

Lot 158, Section 32

 

Joseph Fisher

FISHER JOSEPH FISHER JOSEPH GRAVE