Alvred Bayard (A. B.) Nettleton
Brigadier General, United States Army
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.
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.
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.
Just so you get the full story here is the
link to the page:
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.
Photo By M. R. Patterson, October 2002
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Updated: 14 May 2000 Updated: 16 December 2000 Updated: 7 October 2002 Updated: 14 November 2002 Updated: 13 July 2003 Updated: 20 September 2004 Updated: 19 November 2005 Updated: 18 August 2007
Photo By M. R. Patteson, 28 June 2003