Fletcher Webster

Fletcher Webster

Civil War (Union) · US Army · Colonel
Civil War (Union) (1861 - 1865)
State

Massachusetts

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Unit

12th Infantry

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Company

F&S

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Conflict Period

Civil War (Union)

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Branch

Army

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Served For

United States of America

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Stories about Fletcher Webster

    Daniel Fletcher Webster, commonly known as Fletcher Webster (July 25, 1818 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire – August 30, 1862) was the son of renowned politician Daniel Webster and Grace Fletcher Webster. He was educated at Dartmouth College.[1] During his father's first term as Secretary of State, Fletcher served as Chief Clerk of the United States State Department which, at the time, was the second most powerful office in the State Department. As Chief Clerk, he delivered the news of President William Henry Harrison's death to the new President, John Tyler.

    During the Civil War, Webster served as colonel of the 12th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. The unit was known in the Army of the Potomac as "The Webster Regiment" in honor of their commander. He was killed in the Second Battle of Bull Run on August 30, 1862. A memorial boulder stands in Manassas National Battlefield Park in Colonel Webster's honor. A memorial to the Webster Regiment stands in Gettysburg National Park.

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