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Collection Reference Number GLC01504.02.05
From Archive Folder Items pertaining to James Sanks Brisbin 
Title A.J. Pleasanton to Edwin M. Stanton recommending that General Brisbin be retained at his current post based on his meritorious service
Date 29 June 1865
Author Pleasonton, Alfred J. (1824-1897)  
Additional authors Mills, Albert L. (1854-1916)
Recipient Stanton, Edwin McMasters  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Typed and signed as a true copy by Albert L. Mills as First Lieutenant and Adjutant First Cavalry. General Pleasanton recommends to Stanton, Secretary of War, that General Brisbin be retained at his current post based on his meritorious service in the campaigns of Antietam and Gettysburg. Adds that he has recently been "actively employed in organizing colored troops in Kentucky" and will therefore "prove a very useful officer to be retained in this branch of the service." These typewritten copies date to circa 1887-1891 based on Mill's rank and assignment at the time.
Subjects Lincoln's Cabinet  Cavalry  Military History  Civil War  Battle  Recruitment  African American History  African American Troops  Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg)  Battle of Gettysburg  Union General  
People Mills, Albert L. (1854-1916)  Pleasanton, Alfred J. (1824-1897)  Stanton, E. M. (Edwin McMasters) (1814-1869)  Brisbin, James Sanks (1837-1892)  
Place written St. Louis, Missouri
Theme The American Civil War; African Americans
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Alfred J. Pleasonton was a General of Cavalry for the Union during the Civil War, and fought in several major battles such as Antietam, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. His last name here is spelled "Pleasanton," but is more commonly spelled "Pleasonton."
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945