Aaron H. Ingraham papers  1861-1862
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Biography

Ingraham, Aaron H.

Rank : 1st Lieut.

Regiment : 48th New York Infantry Regiment (1861-1865)

Service : 1861 August-1864 June

Aaron H. Ingraham (c.1840-1864) was a poor farmer who served with the 48th New York Infantry from August 1861 until his death in June 1864. Before the war, Ingraham lived with his parents George W. and Electa Ingraham and three sisters in Amenia, New York. Aaron, the eldest son, supplemented his work on the family farm with teaching to help alleviate the family's financial problems. Ingraham entered the army as a corporal with Co. F of the 48th New York Infantry and, in July of 1863, became the acting quartermaster of Co. C while stationed at Fort Pulaski, Georgia. He achieved the rank of first lieutenant during his service. He led his company at the Battle at Cold Harbor, Virginia, and was killed.