The American Civil War and Mystic, Connecticut
Object ID:
1990.005.0064
Collection:
Haley Collection
Description:
Colored drawing of Horatio Nelson Fish mounted on board. The back reads: "Order No. 120 From Mrs. G.W. Gates, Mystic River, Make the hair a little lighter & the [eyes?] a medium blue, O.B. Lee, Agent."

Horatio was born August 1843, enlisted to fight for the Union in the US Civil War in the 21st Connecticut Regiment, Company C Infantry Volunteers on July 25, 1862, and died from wounds sustained at the Battle of Petersburg on August 8, 1864.
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