Born in Berlin, Ohio, November 14, 1838. He entered the Union Army as a Private in the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry at the beginning of the Civil War and was promoted steadily through the ranks to Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General. During the war, he took part in 72 battles and minor actions.
In 1890-93, he served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and for some time after the death of Secretary Windom was Acting Secretary of the Treasury.
Also, at different times, he was the editor of the Sandusky (Ohio) Daily Register, publisher of the Chicago Advantage, managing editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer and founder of the Minneapolis Tribune.
On his stone in Section 1 at Arlington National Cemetery is inscribed:
“Served from 1861 to 1866.
The divine gift of immortality is achieved.”
CHICAGO, Illinois – August 12, 1911 – General Alvred Bayard Nettleton, soldier, journalist and from 1890 to 1893 Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, died at his homehereearly today aged 73 years.
General Nettleton was Acting Secretary of the Treasury after the death of Secretary Windom. At different times he waseditor of the Sanducky (Ohio) Dailey Register, publisher of The Chicago Advance, managing editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the founder of the Minneapolis Tribune.
14 November 2002:
I am the great great grandson of General A.B. Nettleton. I wanted to just update you on one of his accomplishments he had after the war. As a manager for the Northern Pacific railroad he helped secure the existence of Yellow Stone National Park, much to my surprise, I found out just recently on the National Park Service website.
If you could make this small addition, it would be greatly appreciated by my family and A.B. Nettleton. Thank you for your time, Peter Nettleton.
NETTLETON, ALLURED B
- BVT BRIG GENL US VOLS COL 2D OHIO VOLS
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/10/1911
- BURIED AT: SECTION SEC W SITE 127B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
NETTLETON, MELICA TENNY W/O A B
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/10/1918
- BURIED AT: SECTION W DIV SITE 127B
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- WIFE OF A B NETTLETON
- BVT BRIG GEN COL 2ND OHIO VOL
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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