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Pleasant A. Hackleman

Born: Nov 15, 1814

Death: Oct 3, 1862

Birthplace: Franklin County

Nationality: United States

Pleasant A. Hackleman

Date of Birth : Nov 15, 1814
Date of Death : Oct 3, 1862
Birth Place : Franklin County

Pleasant Adam Hackleman was a lawyer, politician and Union general who was killed during the American Civil War. Hackleman was born in Franklin County, in 1814. He married Sarah Bradburn in 1833 and began his life as a farmer. He studied law and eventually passed the bar and began practicing law. From 1837-1841 he served as probate judge of Rush County, Indiana. In 1840 he became editor of the Rushville Republican until the war. In 1841 he was elected to the Indiana State Legislature and served as a delegate to the National Republican Convention in Chicago which elected Abraham Lincoln as the Republican presidential candidate. On May 20, 1861, when the Civil War began, Indiana Governor Oliver P. Morton appointed Hackleman colonel of the 16th Indiana Infantry Regiment of 1 year volunteers. Colonel Hackleman and the 16th Indiana were sent to the Eastern Theater where they were engaged at the Battle of Ball's Bluff. On April 28, 1862 he was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers and ordered to report to Ulysses S. Grant in the Western Theater. General Hackleman was assigned to command the 1st Brigade in the 2nd Division of the Army of the Tennessee.

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