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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

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 Brevet Brigadier General
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.

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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 [1]. 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 Harper's Ferry, and another with the 13th New Hampshire. 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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