1 October 1835|
13 April 1875|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1856–1875|
|Commands held||USS Moose|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
LeRoy Fitch (born 1 October 1835 in Logansport, Indiana), was a member of the United States Naval Academy class of 1856, and served with great distinction in the American Civil War and afterward. Commanding Moose in the Mississippi Squadron, in 1863 he pursued General John Hunt Morgan, CSA, the famed raider, for 500 miles up the Ohio River, frustrating Morgan's attempts to cross the river and retire to Confederate territory. Commander Fitch died in Logansport, Ind., 13 April 1875.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.