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Gleason, Francis A.
Age: 27, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/1/61, m/i 6/20/61, SGT, Co. C, 2nd VT INF, pr 1SGT, 1/23/62, comn 2LT, 10/20/62 (11/5/62), pr 1LT, 3/1/63 (3/17/63), mwia, Salem Heights, 5/4/63, d/wds 5/30/63
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Birth: 1833, Jamaica, VT
Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 121595540
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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The body of Lieut. Francis A. Gleason of Co. C, 2nd Vermont Regiment arrived by the morning train Wednesday morning, 3rd inst. It was there received by the Fire Department of the village and conveyed to the Town hall, where it was delivered over to Major Austine to be interred with military honors. Lt. Gleason was wounded in the arm by a minie ball at the recent battle of Fredericksburg. He went out a Sergeant in Co. C, and was promoted for the faithful discharge of duty and soldierly conduct.
SOurce: Vermont Phoenix, June 4, 1863
Funeral Obsequies - The funeral of Lieut. Francis A. Gleason of Co. C, 2nd Vermont Regiment, took place in this village on Thursday, May 4th. The services were performed at the Town Hall which was filled with people from this and other towns. It was estimated that there were present in and about the Hall twelve or fifteen hundred people. Both of the Fire Engine Companies of the village were present, a military company from the Hospital, and the village Band, which with many citizens formed the procession to the Cemetery. The services at the Hall were singing by the choir, Hymn read by Rev. Mr. Tyler, a Prayer by Rev. M. Carpenter, address by Rev. Mr. Roberts, formerly Chaplain of the 4th Vt. Regiment, now Chaplain at the Hospital. The services were listened to with great attention. At the grave, Mr. Roberts read the burial service, and Rev. Mr. Stowe made a prayer and pronounced the benediction. The Band played a dirge, and to conclude the service, the Company under the direction of Major Austine fired three volleys over the grave of their companion who fought the last great battle and gone to his reward. Thus was laid in his final resting place one who had lost his life in the service of his country, and who will long be remembered as a good soldier, an efficient officer, and a worthy man.
Source: Vermont Phoenix, June 11, 1863
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.