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 John Hasset Gleason

John Hasset Gleason

Birth
Borrisoleigh, County Tipperary, Ireland
Death 30 Jun 1889 (aged 51)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 1, Site 80-D
Memorial ID 11963263 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Major General. Born in Tipperary, Ireland, he served in the Papal Army from 1860 to 1861 as part of the Irish Battalion of Saint Patrick. He was one of the veterans of that battalion recruited by John Hughes, the Catholic Bishop of New York City, on behalf of New York Governor Edwin D. Morgan, to fight for the Union cause after the outbreak of the Civil War. After a brief time as a Private in the 69th New York State Militia, he was commissioned as an officer inthe 63rd New York Volunteer Infantry, rising to Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment. He was brevetted Brigadier General and Major General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the war".

Bio by: Russ


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 11963263
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Hasset Gleason (11 May 1838–30 Jun 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11963263, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .