Template:Infobox Congressman 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.
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.
- General Aaron Fletcher Stevens In the Collections of the New Hampshire State House & State Library
- Library of Congress Bio
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