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Lucius Fairchild



Lucius Fairchild
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Title: Lucius Fairchild
Description: Portrait of Governor and Civil War General Lucius Fairchild (1831-1896) by John Singer Sargent.

Image ID: 1884
Creation
Date:
1887 
Creator
Name:
Sargent, John Singer
Collection
Name:
WHS Museum
Genre: Painting
Additional
Information:
Fairchild was born in Kent, Ohio on December 27, 1831, and in 1846 he moved with his family to Madison, Wisconsin. In April 1861, he enlisted in the 1st Wisconsin Volunteers. He was later appointed Lieutenant colonel and then colonel of 2nd Wisconsin and he served at Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg where he lost his arm and was captured on July 1, 1863. In October 1863, Fairchild was appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers. He resigned from service in November 1863. He returned to Wisconsin after his military service in the Civil War and was elected secretary of state, a position he held from 1864 to 1866. He then served three terms as governor from 1866 to 1872. In his later years, Fairchild was consul to Liverpool. He also devoted much time and energy to veterans' groups. He served as national commander of the G.A.R. for several years. He died on May 23, 1896 and is buried in Madison.
Subjects: Medals
Military decorations
Portraits
War casualties
Civil War, 1861-1865
Men
Clothing and dress
Governors
 

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