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Civil War Records of Aaron Swift Fletcher


Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for Aaron Swift Fletcher

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Comrade Aaron Swift Fletcher
Who was born the
day of
A.D. 1830
Acton County of  Middlesex State of Massachusetts

At Lowell, Mass., I first entered the service as private, in Company E 6th Massachusetts Volunteers on the fifteenth of April 1861.


On April 4, 1862 I was promoted to Fourth Lieutenant in three months service and at the close of the war my rank was First Lieutenant.


I was first discharged on Aug. 2nd 1861 as my term of enlistment had expired but re-enlisted on Aug 25th 1862 for nine months in the same company.


I was never transferred to any other organization.


By request to serve on detached service, I was finally discharged on March 3rd, 1863 at Suffolk, Va.


My first battle was when we passed through Baltimore Md. April 19th, 1861 and I was also engaged at three on the Blackwater, Deserted House, Siege of Suffolk & Carsville.


I Was never wounded, confined in hospital or taken prisoner.


Captain Daniel Tuttle, Captain A. C. Handley, Capt. F. H. Whitcomb and Lieutenant G. W. Knights were among my most intimate comrades.


Marching through Baltimore and the Protection of Washington, I consider important events in my army life.


The Sixth Mass. Volunteers were the first armed Regiment of troops to arrive for the Protection of Washington and stayed at Relay House, Md.


On March 4th, 1863 we reported at Susquehanna Bridge and worked there for four years and ten months.


I Certify that the Sketch of my War service as above written is true as
I verily believe  
Date Signed
We certify that Comrade Aaron Swift Fletcher Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. May 2, 1882
Held Offices of
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton