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Alfred Pleasonton
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Alfred Pleasonton, portrait by Mathew Brady
Born (1824-07-07)July 7, 1824
Washington, D.C.
Died February 17, 1897(1897-02-17) (aged 72)
Washington, D.C.
Place of burial
Congressional Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1844–1868
Rank Union Army major general rank insignia.svg Major General
Commands held Cavalry Corps
Battles/wars

Mexican–American War
American Civil War

Other work Commissioner 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 includr the biggest cavalry battle of the war, Brandy Station.

Early life

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

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