Aaron Fletcher Stevens

Aaron Fletcher Stevens

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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

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

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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