Capt. John P. Gleeson Obituary


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Capt. John P. Gleeson

Capt. John P. Gleeson

    Another Here Gone

    We are pained to learn of the death of Capt. John P. Gleeson of the 5th Maryland Infantry, an elder brother of Wm. E. Gleeson, Attorney of this Territory. He died at Staunton, Va., while on his way to Richmond as a prisoner of war, from the effects of injuries received at the battle of Winchester, fought during Lee's recent invasion of Pennsylvania.

    Capt. Gleeson was one of those unselfish patriots who entered the lists of our Nation's defenders at an early day, impelled solely by a fervent patriotism, unmixed with base ambition or partisan hatred. In the prime of life, endowed with high intelligence, and thoroughly educated; the future ?attering to his most sanguine hopes; he has been sacrificed upon the altar of his country and his blood mingles with that of Ellsworth, Lyon, Baker, and a thousand others, forming a sacred cement to bind together our glorious Union.

    We can but deeply sympathize with our fellow-townsman, Wm E. Gleeson, in his sad bereavement, and know no more soothing consolation to offer, than to remind him that his brother died as a brave Christian man should wish to; in defence of his country's flag and his country's honor - a martyr to the cause of freedom and humanity.

    Source: The Dakotian dated Tuesday August 25, 1863:

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