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Lieutenant Fredrick M. Fairchild

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FAIRCHILD, LIEUT. FREDERICK M., born in Newtown, Ct., Dec. 23,1838; son of Josiah B., and Eliza (Dibble) Fairchild. He received his early education in the public schools and was, later, graduated from the Newtown Academy. At the age of 16 years, he became bookkeeper at the Crescent foundry in Bridgeport, CT and retained that position up to the time of his enlistment, 1861, into the First Connecticut Infantry. He was first sergeant in Company H, of that regiment, and was at the first battle of Bull Run. After three months' service, he returned to Bridgeport and assisted in recruiting a company for the Ninth regiment. He enlisted into the Ninth, Feb. 18, 1862; was mustered, April 10, the same year; became first lieutenant of Company K, and died of sickness at Vicksburg, Miss., July 21, 1862, much regretted. He was a very efficient officer, of pleasant demeanor, and was greatly liked in company and regiment.

An added comment from Murray’s History of the Ninth Regiment CV (page 152):
As will be seen from the foregoing list, the Ninth lost three lieutenants, by death, in 1862, namely: Lieut. Frederick M. Fairchild, of Company K, who died July 21; Lieut. Henry McKenna, of Company C, Sept. 24; and Lieut. Patrick T. Claffee, of Company C, Oct. 5. Lieut. Claffee was of Waterbury. His body was brought home and was honored with a military funeral, a great concourse following the remains to the place of interment,— St. Joseph's cemetery. The body of Lieut. McKenna was brought home to New Haven and also interred with impressive exercises.

Lieutenant Fredrick M. Fairchild

Lt Fairchild’s name is listed on one of three bronze plaques on the Ninth’s New Haven Monument at the top of those from Co K that died during the war.

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Lt John Carroll
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Lt Patrick T. Claffee
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Cpl Michael P. Coen
Sgt Michael Cronan
Pvt Patrick Cullen
Capt Elliot Curtis
Lt John Curtis
Mus Dennis Deegan
Pvt Levi S. Drew
Capt John Duffy
Lt Fredrick M. Fairchild
Pvt Daniel Farrell
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Pvt Martin Joyce
Pvt Patrick Kane
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Pvt Patrick Larkin
Lt Joseph Lawler
Lt James Lawler
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Lt John Shaw
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