Fish, Lester Nathan
Before he served in the Civil War, he worked as a farmer.
|Place of Birth:||Rensselaerville, NY|
|Date of Birth:||4 Sept 1844|
|Names of Parents:||Dennison (Fish) and Minerva Lester|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||6 Aug 1862 or 12 Aug 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Rensselaerville, NY|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Captured at:||Petersburg, VA|
|Captured on:||16 Jun 1864|
|Imprisoned at:||Andersonville, GA|
|Died on:||20 Aug 1864 or 21 Aug 1864|
|Died at:||Andersonville, GA|
|Additional Remarks: He enlisted at the age of 22. His name appears on the rolls as Lester N. Fish. "He served in all the engagements of the regiment until June, 1864, when he was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Va. He was taken to Andersonville prison, and has never been heard of since." "served in the engagements of the Regiment until June 1864 where he was taken prisoner at Petersburg Va he was taken to Andersonville Prison and has not been heard from since (this is from his father a reliable source)"
Born in Rensselaerville on September 4, 1844, Age 22 years, Farmer, Blue eyes, Brown hair, Light complexion, 5' 8-1/2" tall.
|Sources Used: Heroes of Albany; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the year 1898; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998|
He died in August of 1864 of catarrh at Andersonville, GA where he is buried in grave numer 6215.Enlisted at the age of 22. His name appears on the rolls as Lester N. Fish
Additional Research Notes
NATHAN LESTER FISH, son of DENNISON and MINERVA LESTER FISH, was born in Rensselaerville, September 4, 1844, and enlisted August 6, 1862 in the Seventh Regiment, Company K. He served in all the engagements of the regiment until June, 1864, when he was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Va. He was taken to Andersonville prison, and has never been heard of since.
- Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
- Clark, Rufus Wheelwright, "Heroes of Albany; A memorial of the Patriot-martyrs of the City and County", 1867
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases