Frederic Fuller Wead, born in Malone January 26, 1835, worked in his youth in the railroad machine shops as
an apprentice for nearly a year, and, then resuming his studies, was graduated at Union College, studied law, was
admitted to the bar, and practiced the profession until the outbreak of the civil war. He entered the Union Army
in May, 1861, as first lieutenant of Co. I of the 16th regiment, but was soon transferred to staff duty as aide
de camp to General Slocum. In 1862 he was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the 98th regiment, and eventually
to the colonelcy. At Cold Harbor he was severely wounded in the shoulder, but, in defiance of the surgeon's prohibition,
persisted in returning to the field the next day, and was killed while leading his men in a charge. He was an ardent
patriot and a daring and, capable soldier. With keen perceptions, a clear mind and sound judgment, and a fluent
and eloquent speaker, Colonel Wead was one of the most brilliant and promising men of the county. He was killed
June 3, 1864.
Historical Sketches of Franklin County
and its several towns.
By: Frederick J. Seaver Malone, New York.
J. B. Lyon Company, Printers Albany, NY 1918.
Franklin County, NY
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