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  • Bullet Taken from the Wound of Irish Union General John Hassett Gleason

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    Bullet Taken from the Wound of Irish Union General John Hassett Gleason - Inventory Number: IDE 172

    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 in the 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".

    General Gleason served during the civil war and was brevetted Major General. Gleason also served as a General in the Fenian Brotherhood, Irish Republican Army. He returned to Ireland in 1866 and was arrested by the British government and held in jail until released by US diplomatic intercession.

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    Inventory Number: IDE 172