b. 21/02/1839 Ephrata, Pennsylvania. d. 03/01/1900 Garretson, South Dakota.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 13-15/01/1865 Fort Fisher, North Carolina.
Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. Fry enlisted in the Marine Corps from Philadelphia in September 1862. He served as a Orderly Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps on board the Union warship “USS Ticonderoga”. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the assault on Fort Fisher, North Carolina, from January 13 to 15, 1865, His citiation reads in part “he performed his duties with skill as a Marine Guard, and ship gun captain. He maintained well placed fire upon the batteries to the left of the palisades during the initial phases of the 3-day battle. Due to his actions the firing power of guns on the mount which had been turned upon Federal assaulting columns was considerably lessened. During this action the Union flag was planted on one of the strongest fortifications possessed by Confederate rebels”. His Medal was awarded to him on June 22, 1865. He was honourably discharged from the service in September 1866.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Orderly Sergeant Isaac N. Fry, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action on board the U.S.S. TICONDEROGA during attacks on Fort Fisher, 13 to 15 January 1865. As orderly sergeant of Marine guard, and captain of a gun, Orderly Sergeant Fry performed his duties with skill and courage as the TICONDEROGA maintained a well-placed fire upon the batteries to the left of the palisades during the initial phases of the three-day battle, and thereafter, as she considerably lessened the firing power of guns on the mount which had been turned upon our assaulting columns. During this action the flag was planted on one of the strongest fortifications possessed by the rebels.
BURIAL LOCATION: SUMMIT HILL CEMETERY, GARRETSON, SOUTH DAKOTA.
BLOCK 1, LOT 2, ROW 8, GRAVE 5/6
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.