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David Wyatt Aiken
Birth: Mar. 17, 1828
Winnsboro
Fairfield County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1887
Cokesbury
Greenwood County
South Carolina, USA

Civil War Confederate Army Officer, US Congressman. He served in the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 7th South Carolina Infantry, which he led in the Sring 1862 Peninsular Campaign, the September 17, 1862 Battle of Antietam (where he was shot through the lungs) and during the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, where his unit saw severe action in the Peach Orchard. His wounds forced him from field duty, and he eventually resigned his commission in 1864. After the war he served in the South Carolina state legislature, and was elected to represent South Carolina's 3rd District in the United States House of Representatives He served from 1877 to 1887, and died soon after leaving office. He was the father of South Carolina Congressman Wyatt Aiken, and the first cousin to South Carolina Governor and Senator William Aiken(bio by: Ethan F. Bishop) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Virginia Caroline Smith Aiken (1832 - 1900)*
  Martha DuBose Gaillard Aiken (1833 - 1855)*
 
 Children:
  Louisa Gaillard Aiken (1855 - 1855)*
  Eliza Aiken Taylor (1859 - 1951)*
  Mattie Aiken (1866 - 1888)*
  Augustus Marshall Aiken (1869 - 1940)*
  David Kerr Aiken (1873 - 1874)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Greenwood
Greenwood County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 27, 2001
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David Wyatt Aiken
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David Wyatt Aiken
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David Wyatt Aiken
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Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
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