William Robinson Aldred (1828-1862)

Birth: April, 6 1828; New Castle County, Delaware

Death: August 8, 1862 (age 34); Front Royal, Virginia

Military service: USA, 1861-62

Unit: 3rd Delaware Infantry

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class of 1856)

Wililiam R. Aldred was the oldest of 10 children. While attending Dickinson, Aldred joined the Union Philosophical Society in 1852.  After graduation Aldred returned to Delaware where he became a teacher and conducted his own school.  He married Eliza Hammersly, on March 22, 1862 and had a son named William Aldred.  At the outbreak of the war he became a 1st lieutenant in the 3rd Delaware Infantry where he later rose to the rank of adjutant.  He died at Front Royal, Virginia from exposure to heat.

More information about other Dickinson war casualties can be found through the online project "In Remembrance" (see link for related entries below).

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