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Aaron Simon Daggett

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Son of Aaron Daggett and Dorcas Chistina Dearborn

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About Brig. General Aaron S. Daggett (USA)

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Aaron Simon Daggett (June 14, 1837 – May 14, 1938) was the last surviving Union general of the American Civil War when he died at the age of 100.

Biography

Daggett was born in Greene, Maine, in 1837. He attended Bates College (then called the Maine State Seminary) in Lewiston, Maine, in 1860.

Daggett enlisted as a private in the 5th Maine Volunteers on April 1861, and became a second lieutenant in May 1861. He fought at the First Battle of Bull Run, and became a captain in August 1861. Daggett went on to fight at West Point, Gaines' Mill, Golding's Farm, White Oak Swamp, Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Rappahannock Station, and Fredericksburg.

He became the major of the 5th Maine in January 1863 and fought at Second Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Mine Run, the Wilderness, and Cold Harbor where he was wounded. In March 1865, he was appointed a brevet colonel and then brigadier general of U.S. Volunteers for "gallant and meritorious services during the war."

After the war, Daggett became a captain in the 16th U.S. Infantry in 1866. He had also been brevetted as a major in the Regular Army for gallant and meritorious services at Rappahannock Station and lieutenant colonel for services at the Wilderness. Daggett believed in the abolition of slavery and fought alongside African-American soldiers during the Civil War with the 5th Maine.

Aaron Daggett went on to fight in: the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War and in China, and the Philippines and received the Purple Heart and the Gold Star. Daggett was temporarily promoted to the rank of brigadier general of the volunteers during the Spanish American War and was present at the Battle of San Juan Hill. In 1900 he became a brigadier general of the regular Army before retiring to Auburn, Maine. Daggett died at the age of 100 at his home in West Roxbury, Massachusetts on May 14, 1938, making him the last surviving general of the Civil War.

Daggett's grandson was a prominent civil rights activist at the University of New Hampshire.

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_S._Daggett

Aaron Simon Daggett (June 14, 1837 – May 14, 1938) was the last surviving Union general of the American Civil War when he died at the age of 100.


Biography


Daggett was born in Greene, Maine, in 1837 to Yankee parents, whose Puritan ancestors came to New England as part of the Puritan migration from England in 1630. Both of Daggett's grandfathers served in the Revolutionary War.


Daggett attended Bates College (then called the Maine State Seminary) in Lewiston, Maine, in 1860. He also attended the Monmouth Academy and Maine Wesleyan Academy.


Daggett enlisted as a private in the 5th Maine Volunteers on April 1861, and became a second lieutenant in May 1861. He fought at the First Battle of Bull Run, and became a captain in August 1861. Daggett went on to fight at West Point, Gaines' Mill, Golding's Farm, White Oak Swamp, Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Rappahannock Station, and Fredericksburg.


He became the major of the 5th Maine in January 1863 and fought at Second Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Mine Run, the Wilderness, and Cold Harbor where he was wounded. In March 1865, he was appointed a brevet colonel and then brigadier general of U.S. Volunteers for "gallant and meritorious services during the war."


Daggett believed in the abolition of slavery and fought alongside African-American soldiers during the Civil War with the 5th Maine. He was also a strong supporter of the temperance movement and gave public lectures on the topic. Daggett was a member of the Presbyterian church.


After the war, Daggett became a captain in the 16th U.S. Infantry in 1866. He had also been brevetted as a major in the Regular Army for gallant and meritorious services at Rappahannock Station and lieutenant colonel for services at the Wilderness.


Aaron Daggett went on to fight in: the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War and in China, and the Philippines and received the Purple Heart and the Gold Star. Daggett was temporarily promoted to the rank of brigadier general of the volunteers during the Spanish American War and was present at the Battle of San Juan Hill. In 1900 he became a brigadier general of the regular Army before retiring to Auburn, Maine. Daggett died at the age of 100 at his home in West Roxbury, Massachusetts on May 14, 1938, making him the last surviving general of the Civil War.


Daggett's grandson was a prominent civil rights activist at the University of New Hampshire.

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Brig. General Aaron S. Daggett (USA)'s Timeline

1837
June 14, 1837
1938
May 14, 1938
Age 100