Edward M. Fisher was born in 1836/37 (estimated). He enlisted February 4, 1862 in New York City in Company E of the 12th New York Infantry Regiment, for a three-year period. He mustered as a Private on the same day. He was promoted to Sergeant Major (date unknown). On April 21, 1862, General Daniel Butterfield promoted him to acting 2nd Lieutenant on the staff of General Fitz John Porter's Division of the 3rd Army Corps at Camp Winfield Scott, Yorktown, Virginia. He was formally promoted on May 17, 1862. His promising career ended outside Richmond, Virginia at the Battle of Chicahominy on June 27, 1862. Wounded at Gaines' Mills, he was evacuated to the Regimental Hospital at Savage's Station, Virginia, where he died of his wounds and was buried on June 29, 1862.
A memorial to 2nd Lieutentant Fisher is on the left side of the second to the left obelisik - his name and dates are somewhat legible but other writing is faint.
He does not appear on the North Castle Town Clerk's roster. National Archives OFF 343166, image 373292, master # 1268099, M551 roll 46. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs, Unit History Project, 12th Infantry, page #65. GPS: 41.058497, -73.766157