Name: Philander FLETCHER
Given Name: Philander
Suffix: , U.S. Mormon Battalion
Change Date: 17 JUN 2009
Name: Page 1
Birth: 12 FEB 1823 in , Tioga, Pennsylvania?
Event: as a PVT in Company D
_SDATE: 1 JUL 1846
Event: re-enlisted in Company A
_SDATE: 1 JUL 1847
_SDATE: 1 JUL 1860 , Butte, California
Philander Fletcher born 12 Feb 1823 in Pennsylvania, joined the U.S. Mormon Battalion in 1846 as a private in Company D and completed the march to California. He re-enlisted in Company A at age 24. He died before 3 Feb 1891 in Placer Co. California.
PHILANDER FLETCHER, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS? new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal, July 20, 1847
Diary of James Pace (1846-1847)
Novem. Weddensday, 4the Struck Tents, at 8. oc. A.M. by orders from the Colonel as usaual This day I was offiser of the day receved the gard at gard mounting receved the gard gave instructions as I had receved for the day & returnd to my quarters & (sic) whare I soon receved mud to (sic) a call to the Col. quarters whare I was informed by the Colol the Lieut J.P. Dikes the officer of the day whose (sic) was the ould officer or who (sic) of the day th (sic) had too (sic) two privats of the gard Eristed the night before for a failien to Parade at the visett of his exeelency it being the firts time he had ever officiated as officer of the day The Col then instructed me concerning the order of the day ordering me to have the two prisners tied crosthanded & made fast to the rear of an ox waggon under the care of one Corporal & one private who was to see they was not loosed on any oceation saing they deserved to be shot & for me to see that his orders ware obeyed I obeyed his command & that two with vary peculier feelings knowing that Dikes had kept them on extry duty for four hours shich I supposed would of sattisfide a reasonable Man with out any reporting to the Colon abought it These two privates ware boath in Com D. under the Command of Lieut Dikes & should of been treated for the first affence the company says with some mercy knowing they ware boath good Men Boyd Stewart & Philander Fletcher (p. 10)
He and Levi L. Runyon USMB Company D were living in Auburn Calfornia when he applied for his pension. They witnessed each other's pension file. Levi died 4 Jul 1890 in Auburn, California at the age of 70. By 3 Feb 1891 Philander Fletcher had also died.
_SDATE: 1 JUL 1880 Lincoln, Placer, California
1860 United States Federal Census > California > Butte > Mountain Spring extract by Vern Taylor 2009
Household Members: Name Age
Finlander Fletcher 37 PA miner
Thos Nichols 53 KY miner
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Mountain Spring, Butte, California; Roll M653_56; Page: 737; Image: 227.
Death: BEF 3 FEB 1891
_SDATE: 2 FEB 1891 in , , California
1880 Census Place Lincoln, Placer, California
Family History Library Film 1254070
NA Film Number T9-0070
Page Number 290C
County hospital inmate
Philander FLETCHER13 Other W Male Wid 57 PA Laborer PA PA
Father: unrelated U.S. Mormon BATTALION
- Abbrev: LDS Historical database by Vern Taylor
Title: LDS Historical database compiled by Vern Taylor Dec 2003