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Joseph Fisher

Date of birth: August 24, 1843
Date of death: October 08, 1903
Burial location: Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Home of record: Philadelphia Pennsylvania


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Joseph Fisher, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, while serving with Company C, 61st Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Petersburg, Virginia. Corporal Fisher carried the colors 50 yards in advance of his regiment, and after being painfully wounded attempted to crawl into the enemy's works in an endeavor to plant his flag thereon.

General Orders: Date of Issue: January 16, 1894

Action Date: April 2, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company C

Division: 61st Pennsylvania Infantry