Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Clearys in:
 • Mount Hope Cemetery
 • Rochester
 • Monroe County
 • New York
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Joseph P. Cleary
Birth: 1844
Death: 1905

Civil War Union Army Officer. He enlisted in the 13th New York Volunteer Infantry on April 23, 1861, and was mustered in as a Private in Company E. He was captured by Confederate troops early in the war, but was released back to the Union Army under the prisoner exchange program. He returned to the front and was severely wounded (once in the head) and returned to battle twice. Mustered out as a Corporal in the 13th New York on May 13, 1863, he re-enlisted in the 14th New York Volunteer Heavy Artillery as Private in Company D on June 29, 1863. He was promoted for gallantry, rising to Captain on December 24, 1864. During the March 25, 1865 Confederate assault on Fort Stedman during the Petersburg, Virginia campaign, he took command of his men and the Union forces in the Fort after his commanding officer, Major George Randall, was captured. He served through the end of the war, and was promoted to Major on June 2, 1865 before being honorably discharged on August 26, 1865. After the War, he returned to his home town of Rochester, New York and joined the police department there, rising to the position of Chief of Police which he held for over 20 years until a few months before his death. (bio by: Mount Hope NY) 
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA
Plot: Range 4, Lot 196
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Aug 07, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9283472
Joseph P. Cleary
Added by: Mount Hope NY
 
Joseph P. Cleary
Added by: Alan Brownsten
 
Joseph P. Cleary
Added by: Mount Hope NY
 
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Oct. 22, 2012

- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Oct. 22, 2012

- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Aug. 15, 2011
There are 7 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.9 after 11 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service