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Colonel David W. Aiken - Civil War soldier and congressman

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Colonel David W. Aiken - Civil War soldier and congressman

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Classification: Biography
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Surnames: Aiken
Colonel David W. Aiken, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Kershaw's Brigade, was a planter from Greenwood, South Carolina involved in Civil War clashes with Federal forces including at the summit of Ashby's Gap in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. The hard marches and desperate fighting of the Gettsyburg campaign exacted a heavy physical toll on Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and inevitably eroded morale; Colonel Aiken was discouraged but at the same time determined to fight on. After the war, Aiken was elected to two terms in Congress before a fall on an icy street in 1886 cost him his life.
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