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    Civil War Officer's Pine Wood Campaign Trunk Used by "Lieut./R. E. Fisher/ Co. K 5th O. Vol.". The name is in 1 3/8" high letters in white paint on the front. Measures 25 ½" x 15" high x 17" deep. Iron fittings, rope handles, 2" molding around the base. Dark patina overall, including on the white painted ID. Excellent, sound condition. Rolanders E. Fisher enlisted as a Sgt. in the 5th Ohio Inf. on June 19, 1861, was promoted to 2d Lt. August 8, 1862, 1st Lt. June 9 and captain May 23, 1863, thus dating the trunk to prior to his promotion to captain. Fisher resigned his commission July 5, 1864. Fisher had an excellent record. He was captured (date and place not stated) and exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Va., September 21, 1862. Severely wounded in the left arm and apparently captured at Gettysburg July 3, 1863 and returned Dec. 9. The 5th Ohio was heavily engaged throughout Fisher's term of service including Antietam and Chancellorsville. At Gettysburg the regt. was part of the 12th Corps and Fisher was probably wounded at Culp's Hill. Great history.

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