Miami Union - Chaplain in Regular Army of the Rebellion

July 27, 1878

FITCH, REV. C. W. - The following notice was intended for our last week's issue but was inadvertently left out. It is never too late to do good, it is never too late to speak of a good man. Died, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, Saturday afternoon, July 18, Rev. C. W. Fitch, D. D., of the Protestant Episcopal Church, aged about 77 years. Mr. Fitch was native of the State of New York, but came to Ohio when a comparatively young man. He was some years Professor of Languages in Kenyon College, and afterward removed to Michigan, where he occupied a Chair in one of the Colleges of that State. While in Michigan he received a call from the Vestry of St. James Church, Piqua, which he accepted and in 1848 came to Piqua, where he remained in charge of the above named Church about twelve years. About the close of the war of the rebellion Mr. Fitch was appointed a Chaplain in the Regular Army, and was stationed at Fort Wayne, Detroit, Michigan, which position he continued to hold to the time of his death. For some years past, however, he had been incapable of duty owing to ill-health, and had been residing with one of his sons at Jeffersonville. Mr. Fitch was a man of extensive learning. As a linguist he had few equals in this section. He was also a very able preacher--certainly one of the best sermonizers we ever listened to. And in many other good qualities he was equally distinguished. Much of his time--and he was a man of remarkable energy and industry--was spent in going about doing good--seeking objects of charity, and often relieving them at the expense of his own comport and convenience. There are but few such men to be found in any country. Let those he has left behind him seek to emulate his good deeds.

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