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Henry Pleasants

Born: Feb 16, 1833

Death: Mar 26, 1880

Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Nationality: United States

Henry Pleasants

Date of Birth : Feb 16, 1833
Date of Death : Mar 26, 1880
Birth Place : Buenos Aires

Henry Clay Pleasants was a coal mining engineer and a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He is best known for organizing the building of an underground tunnel filled with explosives under the Confederate lines outside Petersburg, Virginia, resulting in the Battle of the Crater on July 30, 1864, an opportunity for Union troops to break the defense of Petersburg.

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