Andrew J. Gleason, 2nd Lieutenant, Co. S 15th Ohio Infantry, US

1836

  • November 27: Andrew Jackson Gleason is born in Manchester, Ontario County, New York to Joseph and Harriet Gleason.

1850

  • August 8:  The United States Federal Census taken in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio shows 13 year old Andrew living with his parents and siblings. His father is a Miller.

1859

  • Attended the Normal Musical Institute in Chicago

1860

  • Returned to Ohio and began teaching, vocal music lessons.
  • August 27: The United States Federal Census taken in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio shows Andrew, a teacher, living with his parents and siblings. His father is a sawyer.

1861

  • September 8: Enlisted in the United States Army as a 1st Sergeant.

1863

  • September 19-20: Andrew was wounded twice at the Battle of Chickamauga.

1864

  • April 24: Andrew is promoted to Full Sergeant Major.
  • July 9: Andrew is promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant.
  • November 30:  Andrew arrives with his Division under the command of General Thomas J. Wood at Franklin, Tennessee. His regiment is sent across the river near Fort Granger in reserve and to guard against any possible flanking maneuvers attempted by Confederate General Forrest.
  • December 27:  Andrew is promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant & Adjutant.

1865

  • November 21:  Mustered out of the US Army in San Antonio.

1866

  • February 28: Andrew married Dorothea Adeline Disbrow.

1870

  • June 14: The United States Federal Census taken in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio shows Andrew, a spoke maker, and Adeline living with their children: Marietta, age 3, Fanny, 2 and Pauline, 8 months.

1880 

  • June 17:  The United States Federal Census taken in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio shows Andrew, a manufacturer, and Adeline living with their children: Marietta, 13, Fanny, 12 and Lydia, 5.

1893

  • March 15: Andrew’s wife Adeline dies.

1900

  • June 18:  The United States Federal Census taken in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio shows a widowed Andrew, a timber dealer, living with two of his daughters Fannie, 32 and Nellie, 17.

1910

  • August 11: Andrew Jackson Gleason dies. He is buried at Woodland Union Cemetery.
  • **He was a Republican, member of the GAR and Odd Fellows.**