Aaron Fletcher Stevens

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Aaron Fletcher Stevens
AaronStevens.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1871
Preceded by Edward H. Rollins
Succeeded by Samuel N. Bell
Personal details
Born August 9, 1819
Derry, New Hampshire
Died May 10, 1887
Nashua, New Hampshire
Political party Republican
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Union
Service/branch Union Army
Rank Union army brig gen rank insignia.jpg Brevet Brigadier General
Unit New Hampshire 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry
New Hampshire 13th New Hampshire Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War

Aaron Fletcher Stevens (August 9, 1819 – May 10, 1887) was a brevet brigadier general during the American Civil War, as well as a two-term U.S. Congressman.

Birth and early years[edit]

Fletcher was born in Derry, New Hampshire. He spent his childhood in both Derry and also nearby Peterborough and attended Pinkerton Academy. In 1845, he was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar, and helped found the New Hampshire Republican Party in the mid-1850s.

Civil War[edit]

During the Civil War, he served two terms of duty, one with the 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, which he spent stationed at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and another with the 13th New Hampshire Infantry. With the 13th, he participated in the disastrous attack against Marye's Heights in the Battle of Fredericksburg, and was wounded at both Drury Creek and Fort Harrison.

He served two terms in the United States House of Representatives before dying in Nashua.

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References[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward H. Rollins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1867-March 3, 1871
Succeeded by
Samuel N. Bell