Alfred Pleasonton

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Alfred Pleasonton
Alfred Pleasonton, portrait by Mathew Brady
Born(1824-07-07)July 7, 1824
Washington, D.C.
DiedFebruary 17, 1897(1897-02-17) (aged 72)
Washington, D.C.
Place of burialCongressional Cemetery
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
Union Army
Years of service1844–1868
Rank Major General
Commands heldCavalry Corps
Battles/warsMexican–American War
American Civil War
Other workCommissioner of Internal Revenue

Alfred Pleasonton (July 7, 1824 – February 17, 1897) was a United States Army officer and major general of volunteers in the Union cavalry. This was during the American Civil War. He led the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac during the Gettysburg Campaign. This would also include the biggest cavalry battle of the war, Brandy Station.

Early life[change | change source]

Pleasonton was born in Washington, D.C., on July 7, 1824.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Eicher, John H., and David J. Eicher, Civil War High Commands. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. ISBN 978-0-8047-3641-1. p. 431.

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