Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Two More Civil War Veterans Uncovered

A couple of days ago I was researching my great great great granduncle, John G. Thrasher, son of Allen & Eloisa Matilda (Savery) Thrasher. He was born on 18 Jul 1844 in Annsville, Onieda Co., NY. He was enlisted by Isaac L. Clark at Waukegan, IL into Company G of the 96th Illinois Infantry on 12 AUG 1862 for a term of 3 years and was mustered in on 6 Sep 1862 in Rockford, IL. At the time of his enlistment he was 5' 9 1/2" tall, resided at Vernon, Lake Co., IL and listed his occupation as a farmer. He died of disease on 11 Dec 1863 in Shell Mound, TN, and is buried in Plot L 9360, Chattagooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN.

John's sister, Angelina "Anna" Thrasher (my great great great grandmother) married Marcus S. Gleason, and while I was researching the Roster of Co. G of the 96th Illinois Infantry I noticed 2 soldiers, Henry Gleason & Isbon Gleason, and thought "hmmm... Thrasher & Gleason in the same company & regiment... I wonder...." so I checked them out and sure enough they are brothers, sons of Hiram & Caroline (Farnham) Gleason, and first cousins to my great great great grandfather, Marcus S. Gleason.

So Now I've added two more names to my ever growing list of Civil War Veterans in the family:

Isbon Slosson Gleason was born 23 Dec 1839 in Owego, NY. On 15 Aug 1862 he was enlisted in Co. G, 96th Illinois Infantry at Waukegan, IL by Isaac L. Clark and on 6 Sep 1862 he was mustered in at Rockford, IL for a term of 3 years With a rank of Private. He transferred out of the 96th to Co. A, 1st U.S. Veteran Volunteer Engineers. At the time of his enlistment in the 96th Illinois Infantry he was a carpenter and resided at Libertyville, Lake Co., IL

Henry Gleason was born 3 Feb 1838 in Owego, NY. On 2 Aug 1862 Isaac L. Clark enlisted him into Company G., 96th Illinois Infantry at Waukegan,IL for a term of 3 years. He was mustered in as a private on 6 Sep 1862 at Rockford, IL and mustered out Camp Harker, TN on 10 Jun 1865 with the rank of corporal. He was 5' 10" tall, had blue eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion. At the time of his enlistement in 1862 he was a farmer residing at Libertyville, Lake Co., IL

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