Name FAIRCHILD, Lucius
Born December 27 1831, Portage Cty OH
Died May 23 1896, Madison WI
Pre-War Profession Court clerk.
War Service April 1861 Pvt. in 1st Wisconsin, Capt., Falling Waters, Lt. Col. of 2nd Wisconsin, Second Bull Run, September 1862 Col., South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (w,c), October 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, resigned November 1863.
Post War Career Governor of Wisconsin, consular and diplomatic posts.
Notes
Further reading
Ross, Sam The empty sleeve : a biography of Lucius Fairchild Madison, State Historical Society of Wisconsin for the Wisconsin Civil War Centennial Commission, 1964

Name FARNSWORTH, Elon John
Born July 30 1837, Green Oak MI
Died July 3 1863, Gettysburg PA
Pre-War Profession Forage master in Utah expedition.
War Service 1861 enlisted in 8th Illinois Cavalry, 1st Lt., Capt., staff of Gen. Pleasonton, June 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/Cavalry Corps in Gettysburg campaign, Gettysburg (k).
Notes His promotion to general was probably a political favor. He died in a suicidal charge after being goaded by Gen. Kilpatrick.
On the Internet The Unsung Hero Of Gettysburg Brig. Gen. Elon J. Farnsworth

Name FARNSWORTH, John Franklin
Born March 27 1820, Compton Cty, Quebec, Canada
Died July 14 1897, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US congressman.
War Service September 1861 recruited 8th Illinois Cavalry - Col., Peninsula campaign, Maryland campaign, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/Pleasonton's Cavalry at Fredericksburg, resigned commission March 1863 as he had been elected to Congress.
Post War Career US congressman, lawyer.
Notes Uncle of Elon Farnsworth.

Name FERRERO, Edward
Born January 18 1831, Granada, Spain
Died December 11 1899, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Dance teacher, Lt. Col. in state militia.
War Service October 1861 Col. of 51st New York, served in North Carolina expedition, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/IX Corps at Second Bull Run, September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - appointment expired, Antietam, Fredericksburg, reappointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers May 1863, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/IX Corps in Vicksburg campaign, Knoxville, commanded 4th Divn (later 3rd Divn)/IX Corps at Petersburg, the Crater.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. December 2 1864.
Post War Career Dance teacher, ballroom operator.
Notes Was judged to be culpable for the Crater fiasco with Gen. Ledlie.

Name FERRY, Orris Sanford
Born August 15 1823, Bethel CT
Died November 21 1875, Norwalk CT
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, judge, state attorney, politician, US congressman.
War Service July 1861 Col. of 5th Connecticut, Shenandoah Valley campaign, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Peninsula campaign, commanded in South Carolina, commanded 3rd Divn/X Corps in the Army of the James at Bermuda Hundred, Petersburg.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. May 23 1865.
Post War Career US senator.
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Name FESSENDEN, Francis
Born March 18 1839, Portland ME
Died January 2 1906, Portland ME
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 19th US Infantry, Shiloh (w), September 1862 Col. of 25th Maine, defences of Washington, Col. of 30th Maine, Red River campaign, Pleasant Hill, Monett's Ferry (w), May 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, administrative duties, November 1865 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, retired 1866, lawyer, mayor.
Notes Brother of James D Fessenden.

Name FESSENDEN, James Deering
Born September 28 1833, Westbrook ME
Died November 18 1882, Portland ME
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service November 1861 recruited a company which joined the 2nd US Sharpshooters, served on Gen. Hunter's staff, Charleston, served on Gen. Hooker's staff, Chattanooga, Atlanta campaign, August 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/XIX Corps at Cedar Creek, garrison duty.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician.
Notes

Name FISK, Clinton Bowen
Born December 8 1828, York NY
Died July 9 1890, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Businessman, insurance agent.
War Service 1861 served in Missouri home guards, Camp Jackson, September 1862 Col. of 33rd Missouri, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Districts in Missouri, opposed raids by Sterling Price, Marmaduke and Shelby.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Assistant commissioner of Freedmen's Bureau, educator, served on Board of Indian Commissioners, politician, banker.
Notes
Further reading
Hopkins, Alphonso Alva The life: Clinton Bowen Fisk, with a brief sketch of John A. Brooks New York, Negro Universities Press, 1969

Name FORCE, Manning Ferguson
Born December 17 1824, District of Columbia
Died May 8 1899, Cincinnati OH
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service August 1861 Maj. of 20th Ohio, Lt. Col., Fort Donelson, Shiloh, May 1862 Col., Vicksburg campaign, August 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/XVII Corps in Atlanta campaign (w) Medal of Honor, March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Judge, superintendent of the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, writer.
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Name FORSYTH, James William
Born August 8 1835, Maumee OH
Died October 24 1906, Columbus OH
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1856, frontier duty.
War Service March 1861 1st Lt. in 9th US Infantry, instructional duty, Capt., staff duties in Peninsula, Seven Days and Antietam campaigns, staff duty with Gen. Sheridan in the West, Chickamauga, chief of staff to Sheridan, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, Five Forks, Col. in Regular Army, May 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. October 19 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. April 9 1865.
Post War Career Army service (mostly in cavalry), commanded the troops in the massacre at Wounded Knee, commanded Dept. of California, retired 1897.
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Name FOSTER, John Gray
Born May 27 1823, Whitefield NH
Died September 2 1874, Nashua NH
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, engineer duty in Mexican war, engineering service, instructor at West Point.
War Service Was present at Fort Sumter, October 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, operations in North Carolina, July 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dept. of North Carolina, Knoxville, commanded Army of the Ohio, commanded Dept. of the South, Savannah, Charleston, commanded in Florida.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in survey and construction, expert in underwater demolition.
Notes
Further reading
Noyes, Frank G Biographical sketch of major-general John G. Foster, son of New Hampshire, soldier of the Republic 18??

Name FOSTER, Robert Sanford
Born January 27 1834, Vernon IN
Died March 3 1903, Indianapolis IN
Pre-War Profession Tinner.
War Service April 1861 Capt. of 11th Indiana, Maj. in 13th Indiana, Rich Mountain, Lt. Col., April 1862 Col., Shenandoah Valley campaign, Peninsula campaign, Suffolk, June 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Charleston, served in Florida, commanded 2nd Divn/XXIV Corps at Petersburg, Fort Gregg.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career City treasurer, US marshal, president of the city board of trade.
Notes

Name FRANKLIN, William Buel
Born February 27 1823, York PA
Died March 8 1903, Hartford CT
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1843 (1st in his class), engineer duty, served in Kearny's exploration of the Rockies, Mexican war, supervised construction in Washington.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 12th US Infantry, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn at First Bull Run, commanded a division in Washington defences, commanded VI Corps in Peninsula campaign, July 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, South Mountain, Antietam, commanded Left Grand Divn at Fredericksburg, commanded XIX Corps in Red River campaign (w).
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. June 13 1862, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Businessman, politician, US commissioner general to the 1888 Paris Exposition.
Notes Blamed by Burnside for the debacle at Fredericksburg, his reputation never recovered.
Further reading
In defense of Gen. William B. Franklin at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Fredericksburg, Sgt. Kirkland's Museum and Historical Society, 1995

Name FRÉMONT, John Charles
Born January 21 1813, Savannah GA
Died July 13 1890, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Teacher, 1838 appointed to US Army as topographical engineer, explorer, resigned 1848 following court martial for mutiny, US senator, Presidential candidate.
War Service May 1861 appointed Maj. Gen. in Regular Army, commanded Dept of the West, relieved of duty after issuing an emancipation proclamation in 1861, 1862 Shenandoah Valley campaign, relieved at his own request when ordered to serve under Gen. Pope.
Post War Career Territorial governor of Arizona.
Notes
On the Internet John Charles Fremont
Further reading
Goff, John S John C. Fremont Cave Creek AZ, Black Mountain Press, 1993
Smith, Fredrika Shumway Fremont : soldier, explorer, statesman Chicago, Rand McNally, 1966

Name FRENCH, William Henry
Born January 13 1815, Baltimore MD
Died May 20 1881, District of Columbia
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, artillery duty, Seminole war, Mexican war, garrison duty.
War Service 1861 refused to surrender his garrison in Texas, September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/II Corps in Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, commanded 3rd Divn/II Corps at Antietam, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded Dist. of Harper's Ferry, commanded III Corps at Mine Run, relieved of command in May 1864, served on military boards.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, garrison and administrative duty.
Notes

Name FRY, James Barnet
Born February 22 1827, Carrollton IL
Died July 11 1894, Newport RI
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1847, Mexican war, adjutant at West Point, artillery duty.
War Service 1861 commanded artillery in Washington, chief of staff to McDowell at First Bull Run and Buell in the Army of the Ohio, April 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Provost Marshal General.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, retired 1872, writer on military matters.
Notes

Name FRY, Speed Smith
Born September 9 1817, Boyle Cty KY
Died August 1 1892, nr Louisville KY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican war, judge.
War Service 1861 Col. of Kentucky Union militia, October 1861 Col. of 4th Kentucky, Fishing Creek, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Shiloh, commanded a division in Stone's River campaign, garrison duty.
Post War Career Supervisor of internal revenue, superintendent of Soldier's Home.
Notes

Name FULLER, John Wallace
Born July 28 1827, Harston, Cambridgeshire, England
Died March 12 1891, Toledo OH
Pre-War Profession Clerk in book store, publisher, city treasurer, militia officer.
War Service August 1861 Col. of 27th Ohio, New Madrid, Island No 10, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn at Iuka, Corinth, garrison duty, January 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/4th Divn/XVI Corps in Atlanta campaign, commanded 4th Divn/XVI Corps at Atlanta, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/XVII Corps in March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Businessman, collector of customs.
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