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Edmund D. Fiske, Civil War Soldier

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Edmund D. Fiske
Born in Chicopee Falls, Mass._Son of Abel Fiske_by occupation a Farmer_Single_At the age of 24 years on July 14, 1862, enlisted for 3 years in the 37th Reg. Massachusetts Vol. Infantry_Mustered in aug. 15, 1862_Rank Private with no subsequent changes_
With his Reg. he took part in the following battles: 1st & 2d battles of Fredericksburgh and Gettysburgh, Served with Reg. while detached for service in N.Y. City from August to October 1863. Returned to the frontn with Reg., and participated in the action’s at Rappahannock Station and Mine Run, Va., the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania Ct, Coal Harbor and in front of Petersburgh. On duty with Reg. at Defenses of Washington in 1864 when attacked by rebel Gen. Early; in the Shenandoah, and in front of Petersburgh when Reg. returned to that part. After having been on duty at Winchester, in the Shenandoah, for three weeks, was taken sick, and was absent from Reg. while operating in the Valley and for some time thereafter, being in hospital at Sandy Hook, near Harpers Ferry, and at Frederick, Md. So soon as able reported to Reg. in the works before Petersburgh and continued on duty till discharged.
Discharge at Readville, Mass., Juy 2, 1865.
Rec’d no wounds nor furloughs while in Service.


ca. 1861-1865


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