John Hasset Gleason – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

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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

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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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