Enlisted as a private on 12 Aug 1862 at age 20. Served with Co. E, 1st Dragoons Regiment, NY. Promoted to Full Corporal on 09 Feb 1965. Discharged on 30 Jun 1865 in Cloud`s Mills, VA
Joined his brother Charles in Sarpy Co. NE about 1870. Charles moved on, but Francis stayed and raised his family there.
According to the Nebraska Business Directory, Francis M. FISH was a resident of Papillion, Sarpy CO. NE in 1890 and 1891.
By 1920, his wife, Samantha, and his son, Guy had died. He was living with his daughter in law, Helen FISH in Springfield, Sarpy Co. NE