\plˈiːzəntən], \plˈiːzəntən], \p_l_ˈiː_z_ə_n_t_ə_n]\
Definitions of PLEASONTON, ALFRED
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Born in 1824, served with distinction in the Mexican War. He served throughout the Virginia peninsular campaign, and commanded a brigade at Boonesborongh, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, where his brilliant action saved the national army from serious disaster. He was commander-in-chief of cavalry at Gettysburg. He retired in 1888 with the rank of colonel in the regular army.
By John Franklin Jameson