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2nd Sergeant James Alexander Polk Fancher
He enlisted on the 20 May 1861.
Was elected 2nd Sergeant when at Camp Trousdale, Cold Springs (Portland), Sumner County, TN.
Left sick at Shelbyville, TN, 2/27/63.
Discharged on the 18 May 1863 as he furnished a substitute (John Kirby).
Was from Putnam Co, TN, and was captured there on 5 January 1864.
From here he was forwarded to Louisville, KT, and then sent to Rock Island, IL. Taking the Oath 18 March 1864.
Enlisted for frontier duty 17 October 1864 in the USA Army, F Company, 3rd Regiment, U.S. Volunteer Infantry in which he served as Company clerk from 17 October 1864 to 29 November 1865, when he was discharged at Fort Leavenworth, KS.
Born on the 26 February 1841 in Sinking Cane, Overton Co, TN, the son of Thomas Hampton and Susannah Ann (Officer) Fancher.
He farmed and owned/operated a grist mill in White Co, TN.
Married Jane ‘Jennie’ Lansden/Lausden on the 9 October 1867, White Co, TN, she was born 7 April 1849 and died 18 May 1884, she was the daughter of James King and Jane Sidney (Simpson) Lansden/Lausden. They had seven children: Frank Trigg, Lavina Belle, Hampton Lansden, Hugh Hill, James Alexander Polk Jr, Jane Sidney, and Susan Ann Fancher..
He next married his sister-in-law Lavina Trigg Lansden on the 6 July 1884 and they had one child: Mary Alice Fancher. She was born in TN on 5 May 1851 in White Co, TN, and died 31 December 1903 at Fanchers Mill, White Co, TN, she was the daughter of Rev James K. and Jane (Simpson) Lansden.
He died at Fanchers Mills, TN, on June 13, 1912 and is buried in the Old Zion Cemetery, Sparta, White Co, TN, both wives are also buried there.
He kept a diary a dating from 1864-1865.