Rank(s): Marine Private
Dates of Service: 7/1/1812 - 10/5/1813
Birth Date: 1779
Aaron Shields was born in 1779. His place of birth is unknown.
On his enlistment, Shields was described as being 5 feet 5.5 inches tall, with grey eyes, brown hair and a light complexion.
Shields entered USS Constitution as a Marine private on July 1, 1812 at Washington Navy Yard. He departed USS Constitution on September 15, 1812.
Battles and Engagements
Shields was on board for the battle with HMS Guerriere.
Shields deserted from the Charlestown Navy Yard on October 5, 1813. His date and place of death are unknown.