; born in New York City, Aug. 28, 1758; studied law in the office of John Morin Scott
, and was on his staff as aide in the spring of 1776.
In June he was made brigademajor, and in November major of the 2d New York Regiment. Major Fish
was in the battles at Saratoga
in 1777; was division inspector in 1778; and commanded a corps of light infantry in the battle of Monmouth
He served in Sullivan
expedition in 1779; under Lafayette, in Virginia
, in 1781; and was at the surrender of Cornwallis, behaving gallantly during the siege.
For many years after 1786, Fish
, who had become lieutenantcolonel during the war, was adjutantgeneral of the State of New York
, and was appointed supervisor of the United States
revenue in 1794.
In 1797 he became president of the New York State Cincinnati Society.
He died in New York City, June 20, 1833.