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William Robinson Aldred (Dickinson Chronicles)


John Osborne and James W. Gerencser, eds., “William Robinson Aldred,” Dickinson Chronicles,

William Aldred was born April 6, 1828 in New Castle County, Delaware.  He received a bachelor of arts degree from Dickinson College in 1856; as a student, he was a member of the Union Philosophical Society.  After graduation, Aldred returned to Delaware and became a teacher.

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Aldred became a lieutenant in the 3rd Delaware Infantry; he later rose to the rank of adjutant.  He died at Front Royal, Virginia on August 8, 1862.

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