Wife: Mary Backus Fee, ( 18 43 - 1905 ).
Children: Jessie T. Fee, ( 1875 - 1969 ).
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, Lenawee county, Michigan.
When the war broke out and the call came for volunteers to defend the nation's life, with patriotic ardor he enlisted in the Adrian Cadets, for three months' service, with the 1st Michigan Infantry Regiment. When this time had expired he returned to Adrian, and finished his college course in 1862. The Captain, nothing daunted by his previous army experience, re enlisted, selecting this time, however, a different arm of the service, the artillery. He became a member of the 1st Independent Ohio Battery. He was with his company through all its operations in the campaigns in East and West Virginia, and finally ended his services in Kentucky.
While the Captain was defending the Union he received a commission from the government as captain; and being assigned to a command in one of the newly-organized regiments of Colored Troops, he left his comrades in the battery with the good wishes of all, accepting a more responsible and lucrative position, which called him farther west. The Captain uas not long in his new command when his health began to fail, and in July, 1865, on account of his ill health, was reluctantly compelled to resign his office in the army; and return home. His health continued to be poor for some time, but at the expiration of twelve months he had nearly or quite recovered.
The Captain's life experience had taught him, no doubt, that it was not well to be alone; he therefore surrendered gracefully to Miss Mary J. Backus, of Hillsdale County, Michigan, in 1866. After his marriage he removed to Indiana, where for some time he was associated with his; brother-in-law in teaching a select school.
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Author. Otium Cum dignitate; ( Leisure with dignity ).