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

1836

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

1850

  • August 8:  The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Van Wert, Van Wert County, OH showed 13-year-old Andrew living with his parents and siblings. His father was a Miller.

1859

  • Andrew attended the Normal Musical Institute in Chicago.

1860

  • Returned to Ohio and began teaching, vocal music lessons.
  • August 27: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Van Wert, Van Wert County, OH shows Andrew, a teacher, living with his parents and siblings. His father was a sawyer.

1861

  • September 8: Andrew enlisted in the U.S. Army as a 1st Sergeant.

1863

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

1864

  • April 24: Andrew was promoted to Full Sergeant Major.
  • July 9: Andrew was promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant.
  • November 30:  Andrew arrived with his Division under the command of General Thomas J. Wood at Franklin, TN. 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 U.S. Army in San Antonio.

1866

  • February 28: Andrew married Dorothea Adeline Disbrow.

1870

  • June 14: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Van Wert, Van Wert County, OH showed Andrew, a spoke maker, and Adeline living with their children: Marietta, age 3, Fanny, 2 and Pauline, 8 months.

1880 

  • June 17:  The U.S. Federal Census taken in Van Wert, Van Wert County, OH showed Andrew, a manufacturer, and Adeline living with their children: Marietta, 13, Fanny, 12 and Lydia, 5.

1893

  • March 15: Andrew’s wife Adeline died.

1900

  • June 18:  The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Van Wert, Van Wert County, OH showed a widowed Andrew, a timber dealer, living with two of his daughters Fannie, 32 and Nellie, 17.

1910

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