Pleasonton, A. J. (Augustus James), 1808-1894

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A.J. Pleasonton served as a brigadier general in the Civil War, commanding a detachment of Pennsylvania militia before going on to publish theoretical work on the effects of blue light. He is regarded as the father of chromotherapy.

From the description of A.J. Pleasonton letter to J.H. Taylor, 1863. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 725107934

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associatedWith Bank of the United States. corporateBody
associatedWith Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844. person
associatedWith Erie (ship). corporateBody
associatedWith Taylor, J.H., Lieut. Col. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Maine
Alexandria (Va.)
United States
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Pennsylvania
Washington (D.C.)
Subject
Buckshot War, Harrisburg, Pa., 1838
Antislavery movements
Riots of 1844
Occupation
Presidents--Elections
Abolitionists
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Birth 1808

Death 1894

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