Portrait of William Fenton, with daughter, 1861-1863. Flint. Entered service in Eighth Infantry, as Colonel, at organization, Aug. 7, 1861, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 50. Commissioned Aug. 7, 1861. Mustered Sept. 23, 1861. Commanding First Brigade, First Division, U. S. Forces on James Island, S. C., July, 1862. Commanding First Brigade, First Division, Ninth Army Corps, Oct. 1862, to March, 1863. Resigned and honorably discharged March 15, 1863. (Descriptive Roll Eighth Michigan Volunteers).