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John Hasset Gleason
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
John Hasset Gleason of Ireland
Appointed from New York, First Lieutenant, 63rd New York Volunteer Infantry, 16 September 1861
Honorably mustered out on 8 January 1862
First Lieutenant, 63rd New York Volunteer Infantry, 26 February 1862
Captain, 17 September 1862
Honorably mustered out 12 June 1863
Captain, 63rd New York Volunteer Infantry, 5 April 1864
Major, 1 August 1864
Lieutenant Colonel, 2 November 1864
Breveted Brigadier General and Major General of United States Volunteers, 13 March 1865, for gallant and meritorious services during the war.
Honorably mustered out 18 May 1865
Died 30 June 1889
John Hasset Gleason

Birth: May 17, 1838
Death:June 30, 1889

JH Gleason PHOTO
 
John Hassett Gleason was a 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."


GLEASON, JOHN H
 LT COL 63RD NY VOLS CW
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/30/1889
 BURIED AT: SECTION D  SITE 80
 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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