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Fletcher opposed slavery and promoted organization of U.S. colored troops in Indiana in Civil War. He died 1866 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery. He firmly established the Fletcher name in Indianapolis history; some of his children continued the legacy. His extensive diaries and letters remain essential sources for study of early Indiana.
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