Cassius Fairchild

Politician, Deceased Person

1829 – 1868

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Who was Cassius Fairchild?

Cassius Fairchild was a Wisconsin businessman, politician, and military officer. Born in Franklin Mills, Ohio, Fairchild was educated mostly in Ohio. His father was Jairus C. Fairchild, who was the first Treasurer of Wisconsin and the first Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin. His brother was Lucius Fairchild, Governor of Wisconsin. He moved to Wisconsin and eventually managed his family's cranberry, lumber business interests, and rental properties. Fairchild was elected to the Madison, Wisconsin Common Council where he served as president. He also served in the Wisconsin State Assembly. At the time of the American Civil War, Fairchild enlisted in the Union Army becoming a colonel in the 16th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Fairchild was badly wounded in the Battle of Shiloh, and eventually died of his wounds.

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Born
Dec 16, 1829
Kent
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  • United States of America
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Died
Oct 24, 1868
Hardin County

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on July 23, 2013

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