Talk:Alfred Pleasonton

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Revert[edit]

I have reverted the recent large edit. Although there is some good material there, the faults are numerous and I don't feel like doing the laborious editing necessary to fix them. Please resubmit if you choose, fixing the following:

  1. Provide citations for all opinions. See WP:CITE. Use the style in WP:FN. (Any opinions in the original text are covered by the limited number of References, but since you're offering counter-opinions, they need to be differentiated.)
  2. Reword phrases like "causing much fretting and great anguish for the Gray Fox" to be more encyclopedic.
  3. Spellcheck. There are quite a few misspelled words.
  4. Cavalry in almost all cases should be lowercased.
  5. Link generals' names to their articles.
  6. Link Union corps names and use the prevailing style for numbering them, e.g., III Corps, not 3rd Corps. (In general, the prevailing style for ACW battle and bio articles is described in User:Hlj/CWediting. Although it is not mandatory, it makes sense to follow the style within an existing article.)
  7. Remove commentary from References section entries. You can use footnotes if needed.
  8. Remove your name from the bottom. We don't sign articles, only Talk pages.

Hal Jespersen 16:52, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 15:03, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Added refimprove box[edit]

The article has some strong statements and whole sections of unreferenced material.Jusdafax 04:47, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

statue[edit]

I am removing the sentence "There are of course those who believe it is Alfred, based on the Major General buttons on the statue's uniform and the fact that George G. Meade was also not Pennsylvania-born." It is original research, not based on a reliable source. In fact, Augustus was also a brevet major general, so the buttons mean nothing. And Meade, although technically born in Spain, was the son of a prominent Philadelphia family on temporary government assignment overseas, so the point about him is misplaced as well. Hal Jespersen (talk) 18:46, 12 January 2010 (UTC)