b. 13/05/1838 Winterport, Maine. d. 03/12/1908 Winterport, Maine.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/04/1865 Five Forks, Virginia.
Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as First Lieutenant in the Union Army in Company F, 20th Maine Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on April 1, 1865 at Five Forks, Virginia. His citation reads “During a rush at the enemy, Lt. Fernald seized, during a scuffle, the flag of the 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.)” He received his Medal of Honor on 10 May 1865.
During a rush at the enemy, Lt. Fernald seized, during a scuffle, the flag of the 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
BURIAL LOCATION: OAK HILL CEMETERY, WINTERPORT, MAINE.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.