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Gleason, Jerome


Age: 28, credited to Manchester, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/27/61, m/i 9/16/61, PVT, Co. E, 5th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, pr CPL, pr SGT, pr 1SGT, comn 2LT, 11/10/64 (12/22/64), wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, dis/wds 6/2/65

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Birth: 06/25/1833, Manchester, VT
Death: 08/12/1925

Burial: Factory Point Cemetery, Manchester, VT
Marker/Plot: 4
Gravestone photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 52869677


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/21/1865
Portrait?: VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Factory Point Cemetery, Manchester, VT

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Jerome Gleason aged 92 years, and one of the very few surviving Civil War veterans, passed away at his home in Barnumsville on Wednesday night, August 12th, following a long period of ill health. Mr. Gleason was born in Manchester, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Artemus Gleason, June 25, 1833, and practically his entire life was spent in this town.

At the age of 28 years Mr. Gleason enlisted in Company E, 5th Regiment Vermont Infantry, and was mustered into the service in September, 1861. He re-enlisted November 15, 1863, and was honorably discharged as first lieutenant on June 2, 1865, by reason of wounds received in the Battle of the Wilderness and at Petersburg, Va. Enlisting as a private he was successively promoted Corporal, Sergeant. 1st Sergeant, and was commissioned First Lieutenant in December, 1864. The first battle in which he served was at Lee's Mills, Va., April, 1862. He also served in all the engagements of his regiment, including the battle of the Wilderness, and to April, 1865.

He received gun shot wounds in the left thigh and right lung at the battle of the Wilderness and was also wounded in the battle at Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865, a rifle ball entering his right leg just below the knee. The rifle ball in his lung and leg had never been removed. He was confined in government hospitals for some time, but later returned to his regiment, finally returning to his home, where he received his final discharge.

The deceased was for many years a member of Skinner Post G. A. R. He was also the oldest member of Hope Lodge, No. 50, I. O. O. F., and was probably the oldest Past Noble Grand of the order in the state.

Mr. Gleason was twice married, his first wife having died nearly forty years ago, and the second one a number of years since. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jessie Eaton and four sons, Louis Gleason, David Gleason, R. Burr Gleason and Vernon Gleason, all of Manchester, and by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The funeral services were held from his late home on Friday afternoon, August 14th, Rev. C. W. Turner of the Baptist church officiating. The interment was in the cemetery at Manchester Center, where Hope Lodge No. 50, I. O. O. F., conducted the burial service.

Source: Manchester Journal, August 25, 1925.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.