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Webster, Daniel Fletcher, 1813-1862



  • Existence: 1813 - 1862

Daniel Fletcher Webster was born in Portsmouth, NH in 1813. He was the son of Daniel Webster and served as chief clerk of the US State Department during his father's first term as Secretary of State. As chief clerk, he delivered the news of President William Henry Harrison's death to Vice President John Tyler. During the Civil War, Webster served as a colonel of the 12th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was killed in the Second Battle of Bull Run on August 30, 1862.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel Fletcher Webster correspondence

Identifier: MS-912
Overview Daniel Fletcher Webster (1813-1862), chief clerk of US State Department. The collection consists of correspondence from his mother, Grace Fletcher Webster, J. C. Warren, Amasa McCoy and one unidentified author.

Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 829664
Identifier: Mss 829664
Overview In English.

Thomas White Thompson letter

Webster Mss 804660
Identifier: Mss 804660
Overview In English.