Aaron Fletcher Stevens

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Aaron Fletcher Stevens
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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 (aged 67)
Nashua, New Hampshire
Political party Republican
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Union Army colonel rank insignia.png Colonel
Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Brevet Brigadier General
Unit 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry
Commands 13th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars

American Civil War

Aaron Fletcher Stevens (August 9, 1819 – May 10, 1887) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War and 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]

When the Civil War began he joined the 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, stationed at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. In 1862 he was made Colonel of the new 13th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment. He and the regiment participated in the disastrous attack against Marye's Heights in the Battle of Fredericksburg, and Stevens was wounded at both Drury Creek and Fort Harrison. He was brevetted brigadier general for his services in the war.

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

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References[edit]

U.S. 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