Augustus Baldwin Fairchild was born in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut on October 24, 1836, the tenth child of Joseph and Celena Amelia (Candee) Fairchild. Before the Civil War Augustus lived at home with his family and was employed as a coach trimmer. On September 9, 1862, at the age of twenty-five, he enlisted as a private in the Company A, also known as the "New Haven Grays", of the Twenty-Seventh Connecticut Regiment to serve nine months. He was mustered into service on October 3, 1862.1
The events of Augustus's service are listed below in chronological order. His life story will unfold with the story of the Twenty-Seventh Connecticut, and the events of his military service will be updated on this page on the sesquicentennial anniversary of the event.
September 9, 1862
Mustered into service:
October 3, 1862
Engaged in battle at:
Fredericksburg, Virginia: December 13, 1862 - Killed in action
Follow Augustus's journey with the 27th Connecticut Regiment during the Civil War under the posts labeled Augustus's Story on the Home page.
1 Compiled service record, Augustus Fairchild, Pvt., Co. A, 27th Connecticut Infantry; Carded Records, Volunteer Organizations, Civil War; Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s-1917, Record Group 94; National Archives, Washington, D.C.