★★★ {⋆★⋆} BG Fizer, John Calvin

John Calvin Fiser (Fizer)

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Born: May 4, 1838

Birthplace: Dyersburg, Tennessee

Father: Matthew Day Fizer – 1852

Wife: Minerva Hayes Dunn 1848 – 1911
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee)​


Julia Fizer Cummins 1869 – 1959​
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee)​
Hays Fizer Fulmer 1872 – 1953​
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee)​

Occupation before War:

Cotton Merchant and Mercantile Businessman in Memphis, Tennessee​

Civil War Career:

1861: Lt. Company H, 17th​ Mississippi Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Adjutant of 17th​ Mississippi Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1864: Lt. Colonel of 17th​ Mississippi Infantry Regiment​
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Wounded 3 times during Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Wound and right arm amputated Battle of Fort Sanders​
1864: Colonel of 17th​ Mississippi Infantry Regiment​
1864: Retired from the Army due to Disability on June 12, 1864​


1865: Commander of a Georgia Brigade Carolina's Campaign​
1865: Promoted to Brigadier General but commission never reached him​

Occupation after War:

Cotton Broker & Dry Goods Merchant in Memphis, Tennessee​
1870 – 1871: Member of Confederate Historical Association​
1871 – 1876: President of Confederate Historical Association​
President of Office Security Building and Loan Association​

Died: June 15, 1876

Place of Death: Memphis, Tennessee

Age at time of Death: 38 years Old

Cause of Death: Dysentery

Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee (June 15, 1876)
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