Alfred Pleasonton Vignette Die Proof, Hydrometer Label, Series 1871
A hydrometer is a glass instrument used for determining the specific gravity of liquids. Those used in the manufacture of spirituous liquors contain a label inserted under the supervision of the Internal Revenue authorities certifying to their accuracy .
Alfred Pleasonton was a United States Army officer and major general of volunteers in the Union cavalry during the American Civil War. He commanded the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac during the Gettysburg campaign, including the largest predominantly cavalry battle of the war, Brandy Station.
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