Monday, June 25, 2018
Lucius Fairchild-- Part 1: Early Life
December 27, 1831- May 23, 1896 American politician, army general and diplomat.
He was governor of Wisconsin at the time of the Peshtigo Fire in 1871 which I have been writing about its Civil War connection.
Lucius Fairchild served as the 10th governor of Wisconsin and was born in Ohio.
In his military career, Fairchild enlisted as a private in 1858 with Governor's Guard of a Wisconsin militia unit in Madison. It is possible that he received training from Elmer Ellsworth who trained a militia unit in Wisconsin/Madison around the same time.