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Aaron Simon Daggett, American army officer.


Daggett, Aaron Simon was born on June 14, 1837 in Greene Corner, Maine, United States. Son of Aaron and Dorcas C. (Dearborn) Daggett.


Educated Greene, Maine, Monmouth Academy, Maine, and Wesleyan Seminary, Bates College.


Enlisted in Company E, 5th Maine Infantry, April 27, 1861. Second lieutenant, First lieutenant, captain, major, same, 1861-1863. Lieutenant colonel 5th United States Veterinary Volunteer Infantry, January 23, 1865.

Honorary mustered out, May 10, 1866. Captain 16th United States Infantry, July 28, 1866. Major 13th Infantry, January 2, 1892.

Lieutenant colonel 25th Infantry, October 1, 1895. Brigadier general vols., September 21-November 30, 1898. Colonel 14th Infantry, March 31, 1899.

Brigadier general, February 21, 1901. Bvts.; colonel and brigadier general vols., March 13, 1865, “for gallant and meritorious services during the war”. Major, March 2, 1867, for same in battle of Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863.

Lieutenant colonel, March 2, 1867, for same in battle of the Wilderness. Participated in battles of First Bull Run, West Point, Gaines Mill, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, Virginia, Crampton’s Gap, Antietam. Fredericksburg, Marie’s Heights, Salem Church, Virginia, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania C.H., North Anna, Coal Harbor, Petersburg, Virginia.

In Spanish-American War, served in Santiago campaign, taking part in battle of El Caney. In Philippines engaged at Imus river and Bacoor. In China at Yangtsun, Peking and Imperial City.

Retired, March 2, 1901. Author: America in the China Relief Expedition, 1903. Home: Washington, Distric.



Married Rose Bradford, June 14, 1865.

Aaron Daggett

Dorcas C. (Dearborn) Daggett

Rose Bradford