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Haskell, Franklin Aretas, 1828-1864



  • Existence: 1828 - 1864


Franklin Aretas Haskell was born on July 13, 1828 in Tunbridge, Vermont. He worked as a town clerk and school superintendent in Columbus, Wisconsin from 1848-1850 after which he returned East for college. After graduation from Dartmouth in 1854, he went back to Wisconsin and was a lawyer and militia officer in Madison until the War. He enlisted in Company I, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 20 June 1861 and was appointed First Lieutenant and acting Adjutant of the Regiment on 5 July. He was detached to General John Gibbon's staff as Aide de Camp (ADC) on 24 April 1862. Still serving on the General's staff, he rallied the Brigade at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 after General Gibbon was wounded. He was appointed Colonel of the 36th Wisconsin Infantry on 9 February 1864, and was leading the Brigade when he was killed in action at Cold Harbor, VA on 3 June 1864.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Franklin Aretas Haskell letter

Identifier: Mss 853609
Mss 853609
Date(s): 1853-11-09
Scope and Contents

Brief letter from Franklin A. Haskell to George W. Nesmith, in which Haskell announces Nesmith's election to the Kappa Kappa Kappa society of Dartmouth College.

Franklin Haskell papers

Identifier: MS-405
Date(s): 1858 to 1863

Franklin A. Haskell (1828-1864), civil war general. Dartmouth College Class of 1854. The collection contains a nineteenth-century manuscript copy of his memoir (1863) of the Battle of Gettysburg, and a modern typescript copy of an essay (1858) entitled "The American Character."

United States District Court Wisconsin certificate of admission

Identifier: Mss 856407
Mss 856407
Date(s): 1856
Scope and Contents

Certificate of admission of Frank A. Haskell to practice before the US District Court in the District of Wisconsin.

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