Descendants of Capt. Arthur Fenner

William Walter Fenner

[b Nov. 1840 at Fairfield, Herkimer, NY; d 2 Feb. 1917 at Herkimer, NY] Civil War soldier. William m Martha A. Moore. A description of his Civil War service, unknown contributor, as per

Enlisted on 24 July 1862 in Fairfield, Herkimer County, New York into the 121st New York Volunteer Infantry as a 21 year old. The 121st was also later referred to as Upton's Regulars. He was mustered in as a private into Capt. Clinton Moon's Co. C. on 23 August 1862.

Saw some action at Antietam and then participated in the battle at Fredericksburg in December 1862, when repulsed by the Confederate Army. Went into winter camp of 1862-63 across the Rappahannock River from Fredericksburg at White Oak Church. Was in the now famous "Burnside Mud March in January 1863.

Back across the river on 3 May 1863 to go up through Fredericksburg and make an attempt to link up with Gen. Hooker who was in a fierce fight at Chancellorsville. Was one of the lucky ones who did not get killed, wounded or captured that evening at Salem Church where they ran into a massive force of Reb soldiers. Forced back across the river.

Then onto Gettysburg and involved in other military operations. While fighting at Spotsylvania, again back in Virginia on 10 May 1864 was wounded. No doubt tended to in a field hospital and eventually sent to a hospital in Rochester, New York to recover from his wounds. It was there where he received a disability discharge.

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1. Email from Richard Arthur Fenner 16 Apr. 2019.
2. William’s memorial at, no. 88769600