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Civil War Soldiers - Hackleman

Hackleman, Pleasant A., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Franklin county, Ind., Nov. 15, 1814, son of Maj. John Hackleman, an officer in the war of 1812. He was admitted to the bar in 1837 and soon won distinction in the practice of his profession in Rushville; was judge of probate court of Rush county, 1837-41 ; clerk of the state house of representatives and clerk of Rush county, 1841-47, and in 1848 and again in 1858 was an unsuccessful candidate for Congress. He was a delegate to the Republican national convention of 1860 and to the peace conference at Washington in 1861. He entered the national service in May, 1861, as colonel of the 16th Ind. regiment, served in the first battle of Bull Run and later on the staff of Gen. Banks in Virginia, and on April 28, 1862, was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers. In June he was ordered to report to Gen. Grant in the southwest. He participated actively in the battles of Iuka and Corinth, and was killed in the latter battle, near Corinth, Miss., Oct. 4, 1862.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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