Monday, June 25, 2018

Lucius Fairchild-- Part 1: Early Life


From Wikipedia.

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.

--Old Secesh

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