Fernando P. Fulford

Fernando P. Fulford, also known as “Pulford,” was born 1832 in Erie County, New York.

Sometime before 1860 Fernando left New York and settled in western Michigan, and by 1860 he was living and working as a clerk at Chauncey Allen’s hotel in Muskegon, Muskegon County, where he was also possibly working as a carpenter.

In any case, Fernando stood 6’0” with black eyes, brown hair and a light complexion, and was 32 years old and probably still living in Muskegon when he enlisted in Company H on January 29, 1864, at Grand Rapids for 3 years, crediting Muskegon, and was mustered the same day. (Company H, formerly the “Muskegon Rangers,” was made up largely of men from the vicinity of Muskegon and Newaygo counties.)

He joined the Regiment on February 17 at Camp Bullock, Virginia, and was killed in action on May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Virginia or on May 12, 1864, at Spotsylvania, Virginia. He was presumably among the unknown soldiers buried at the Wilderness.

No pension seems to be available.