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Benjamin Malone, John R. Brown, and George W. Fisher all enlisted in September 1863 with the 2nd Regiment USCT, an infantry regiment based in Arlington, Virginia. The regiment was attached to the Department of the Gulf in Florida throughout its nearly three-year existence from November 1863 through January 1866. Benjamin Malone enlisted on September 9, 1863, in Baltimore at the age of twenty-one in Company F of the 2nd Regiment and was immediately appointed to the rank of Corporal, and later promoted to Sergeant. John R. Brown enlisted at the same time as Malone, also into Company F of the 2nd Regiment. He was enlisted as a Private but was promoted to Corporal one month into his service. George W. Fisher enlisted at the age of twenty-one in Baltimore on September 10, 1863, as a Private in Company I of the 2nd Regiment, USCT. Company I was among those who saw action during the February 1865 Battle of Fort Myers. George W. Fisher’s military record includes a notation that he was ‘free on or before April 19, 1861.’ A Keedysville-area farmer and slaveholder, Washington C. Snively, submitted claims for compensation for the loss of his two former slaves, George W. and John W. Fisher. Both claims failed. There is no record of John W. Fisher’s enlistment or service. Malone, Brown, and Fisher all mustered out of service in 1866 and returned to Red Hill.
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