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Aaron Steven Lanfare
Born (1824-09-09)September 9, 1824
Branford, Connecticut
Died August 19, 1875(1875-08-19) (aged 50)
At sea
Place of burial
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1865
Rank First Lieutenant
Unit Connecticut Company B, 1st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Cavalry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Aaron Steven Lanfare (September 9, 1824 - August 19, 1875) was a first lieutenant in the Union Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War.

A pre-war merchant sailor, Lanfare enlisted in the 1st Connecticut Cavalry from Branford, Connecticut in November 1861, and was mustered out in August 1865. After his military service he returned to serve in the merchant marine, until his ship was lost in the West Indies.

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