FISHER, JOSEPH - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company C, 61st Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Philadelphia, Pa.

Birth:   Philadelphia, Pa.

Date of issue:   16 January 1894.

Citation:   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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)