Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896

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American soldier and diplomat; gov. of Wisconsin.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Madison, to W.W. Belknap, 1870 Feb. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270524371

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Madison, to the President, 1884 Feb. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270524356

Lucius Fairchild, soldier and politician, was born in Ohio in 1831. At the age of 18 he set out for California to mine for gold. He spent six years in California and returned to Wisconsin in 1855. In 1861 he became a captain of the 1st Wisconsin regiment. As colonel of the 2nd Wisconsin, in the Battle of Gettysburg, he led a charge at Seminary Hill, where he lost his left arm. After the war Fairchild served six consecutive terms of governor of Wisconsin. In 1886, he was elected commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic. He died in 1896.

From the description of Manuscript regarding vigilance committees, [before 1896]. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 81288798

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referencedIn Thompson, Ambrose W. Papers of Ambrose W. Thompson, 1847-1960 (bulk 1860-1882). Library of Congress
referencedIn Bryant, Edwin E. (Edwin Eustace), 1835-1903. Papers, 1864-1888. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Thwaites, Reuben Gold, 1853-1913. Papers, 1843-1960. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896. Fairchild's account of life in California : carbon typescript, [ca. 1932?] UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Titus, William A., 1868-1951. Papers, 1835-1951. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Martin, M. L. (Morgan Lewis), 1805-1887. Morgan Martin papers, 1645-1931. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Gordon, Elizabeth, 1824-1900. Letters, 1817, 1832-1862. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Murrish, John, 1820-1886. Mining survey reports, 1866-1874. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part III: The Civil War: The Union, 1804-1915. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896. Manuscript regarding vigilance committees, [before 1896]. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Noonan, Josiah A., 1813-1882. Papers, 1834-1880. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Elliott" to "Fish". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Daniels, Edward. Papers, 1834-1900. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Philip Case Lockwood memorial collection of Civil War portraits and autographs, 1862-ca. 1886. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Wisconsin. Governor. Proclamations, 1837-1957, 1979-1986. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Thornton, John Wingate, 1818-1878. Papers, 1850-1876. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1736-1951. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Love, William De Loss, 1819-1898. Papers, 1860-1881. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Carr, William H. "Biographical sketches of the Wisconsin Gettysburg Battlefield Monuments Commission members," 1995. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn Ambrose W. Thompson Papers, 1847-1960, (bulk 1860-1882) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896. Autograph letter signed : Madison, to W.W. Belknap, 1870 Feb. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Wisconsin. Secretary of State. State Civil War claims against the United States, 1861-1872 and undated. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896. Autograph letter signed : Madison, to the President, 1884 Feb. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Torgerson, Oscar C. Thesis, 1919. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896. Papers and photographs, 1866-1904. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
creatorOf Doolittle, James R. (James Rood), 1815-1897. Papers, 1856-1892. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Martin, M. L. (Morgan Lewis), 1805-1887. Papers, 1645-1931. University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Cofrin Library
referencedIn Manley, Joseph Homan, 1842-1905. Joseph Homan Manley correspondence, 1894. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Ebling, Jean P., 1920-1997. Research files, 1957-1963. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn Floyd, George Rogers Clark, 1781- . Papers, 1840-1849, 1875-1878. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Carrington Family papers, 1749-1929 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Grand Army of the Republic. Calling cards, 1886. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
creatorOf Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896. Lucius Fairchild papers, 1819-1943. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896. [Scrapbooks], 1858-1897 [microform]. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Levi P. Morton Correspondence, 1860-1912 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896. Birthday book autograph album, 1882-ca. 1922. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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associatedWith Arnold, Edwin, Sir, 1832-1904. person
associatedWith Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888. person
associatedWith Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886, person
associatedWith Bangs, John Kendrick, 1862-1922. person
associatedWith Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890, person
associatedWith Bierstadt, Alfred. person
associatedWith Boyesen, Hjalmar Hjork, 1848-1895. person
associatedWith Bryant, Edwin E. (Edwin Eustace), 1835-1903. person
associatedWith Bryce, James, 1838-1922. person
associatedWith Bull family. family
associatedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968. person
associatedWith Cable, George W., 1844-1925. person
associatedWith Carrington family family
associatedWith Carrington family. family
associatedWith Carrington family. family
associatedWith Carr, William H. person
associatedWith Charnwood, Godfrey Rathbone Benson, Baron, 1864-1945. person
associatedWith Conover, Obadiah M., 1825-1884. person
associatedWith Conover, Sarah Fairchild Dean. person
associatedWith Cooke, Jay, 1821-1905. person
associatedWith Daniels, Edward. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Doolittle, James R. (James Rood), 1815-1897. person
associatedWith Ebling, Jean P., 1920-1997. person
associatedWith Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. person
associatedWith Fairchild, Cassius, 1829-1869. person
associatedWith Fairchild family. family
associatedWith Fairchild, Frances Bull. person
associatedWith Fairchild, Francis Bull, person
associatedWith Fairchild, Jairus C. person
associatedWith Fairchild, Sally, 1802-1866. person
associatedWith Field, Kate, 1838-1896. person
associatedWith Floyd, George Rogers Clark, 1781- . person
associatedWith Gale, Zona, 1874-1938. person
associatedWith Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940. person
associatedWith Gordon, Elizabeth, 1824-1900. person
associatedWith Grand Army of the Republic. corporateBody
associatedWith Green Bay and Mississippi Canal Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Hamlin, Hannibal, 1809-1891. person
associatedWith Harland, Marion, 1830-1922. person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. person
associatedWith Ireland, John, 1827-1896. person
associatedWith Lockwood, Philip Case, 1844-1897 person
associatedWith Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886. person
associatedWith Love, William De Loss, 1819-1898. person
associatedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 person
correspondedWith Manley, Joseph Homan, 1842-1905. person
associatedWith Martin, M. L. (Morgan Lewis), 1805-1887. person
associatedWith Meyer Jr., George, person
associatedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
associatedWith Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912. person
associatedWith Morris, Mary Fairchild, 1865-1939. person
associatedWith Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920 person
associatedWith Murrish, John, 1820-1886. person
associatedWith Noonan, Josiah A., 1813-1882. person
associatedWith Norris, Mary Fairchild. person
associatedWith Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922. person
associatedWith Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. person
associatedWith Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. person
associatedWith Rood, Hosea W. (Hosea Whitford), 1845-1933. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Rusk, Jeremiah McLain, 1830-1893. person
associatedWith Sangster, Margaret Elizabeth Munson, 1838-1912. person
associatedWith Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888. person
associatedWith Sherley, Douglass, 1857- . person
associatedWith Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. person
associatedWith Smith, Francis Hopkinson, 1838-1915. person
associatedWith Smith, Hal. person
associatedWith Thompson, Ambrose W. person
associatedWith Thornton, John Wingate, 1818-1878. person
associatedWith Thwaites, Reuben Gold, 1853-1913. person
associatedWith Titus, William A., 1868-1951. person
associatedWith Torgerson, Oscar C. person
associatedWith Trentanove, G. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1864) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Cherokee Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905. person
associatedWith Watertown and Madison Railroad. corporateBody
associatedWith Welles, Edward Randolph. person
associatedWith Weston, Josiah D. person
associatedWith Wilson, John T. person
associatedWith Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Dane County) corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin. Governor. corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin. Governor (1866-1872 : Fairchild) corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin. Secretary of State. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Liverpool (England)
Wisconsin--Wood County
Wisconsin
Paris (France)
San Andreas (Calif.)
Wisconsin
Superior (Wis.)
California
Madison (Wis.)
United States
Wisconsin--Madison
Ohio
Necedah (Wis.)
Madrid (Spain)
California
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Amputees
General stores
Railroads
Lumbering
Governor
Gold mines and mining
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
Mining camps
Gold mines and mining--History--19th century--Sources
Mines and mineral resources--History--19th century
Soldiers
Women--Social conditions
Gold miners
Crime
Cranberry industry
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Veterans--Societies, etc
Leather industry and trade
Veterans
Railroads--Finance
Chileans
Vigilance committees
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Birth 1831-12-27

Death 1896-05-23

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