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Aaron Fletcher Stevens

Aaron Fletcher Stevens
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 Brevet Brigadier General
Unit 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry
13th New Hampshire Volunteer 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

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 Volunteer Infantry

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