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Alfred Pleasonton, portrait by Mathew Brady
July 7, 1824|
|Died||February 17, 1897
|Place of burial||
|Allegiance||United States of America
||United States Army
|Years of service||1844–1868|
|Commands held||Cavalry Corps|
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.
Pleasonton was born in Washington, D.C., on July 7, 1824.
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