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20 Document Set Signed by Thomas Fitch 93rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Item #: WR880
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This is a set of 20 documents that were prepared and signed by Tomas Fitch of the 93rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Fitch enlisted as a Private at Bolton, New York on 1 November, 1861 at the age of 18. On 5 December, 1861 he was mustered into Company H, 93rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was promoted to Sergeant on 29 August, 1862, then promoted again to 2LT on 19 November, 1863. This promotion to 2LT was to fill a vacancy in the officer ranks of the company after Gettysburg. Lieutenant Fitch would reenlist on 27 February, 1864 and earn the distinction of being a "Veteran" volunteer. Thomas Fitch would go on to be promoted to 1LT on 5 May, 1864 and finally to Captain on 20 November, 1864. He was transferred from Company H to Company K of the 93rd New York on 6 April, 1864. He was transferred again from Company K to Company D of the 93rd on 5 May, 1864. After having fought in 14 battles, Captain Thomas Fitch was discharged for disability on 5 January, 1865. From 1862 to 1864 Fitch had been either a Non Commissioned Officer, or a commanding officer of a company of the 93rd New York Infantry Regiment at the Siege of Yorktown, the Battle of Williamsburg, the Seven Days battles, the Battle of South Mountain, the Battle of Antietam, the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Battle of Chancellorsville, the Battle of Gettysburg, the Bristoe Campaign, the Mine Run Campaign, the Battle of the Wilderness, the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, the Battle of North Anna and the Battle of Cold Harbor. The documents prepared or signed by Fitch include two discharge certificates, two muster in rolls, one special order promoting him from Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant, two expenditures reports, one inventory and inspection report, one casualty list for the months of May and June, 1864, two invoice of stores, two applications for a certificate of extended leave, three statements of camp and garrison equipment loss, one Ordnance stores document and four applications for a certificate of disability. All of the documents are in very good condition, with no damage or staining. If you are a document collector or a 93rd New York collector these would look great framed up and hanging in your war room!
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