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From Murray’s 1903 History of the Ninth:
GLEESON, LIEUT. WILLIAM, born in New Haven, Ct., July 16, 1841; son of Denis and Margaret (O'Meara) Gleeson. He enlisted in the Ninth, and was mustered as a private of Company A, Oct. 30, 1861. He was promoted successively, to be corporal, sergeant and first sergeant in the company.

LT William Gleeson He re-enlisted, and became second lieutenant of Company C, Ninth battalion, C. V., being later transferred to Company D. He was mustered out Aug. 3, 1865. In 1861, when recruiting began for the regiment, he went into camp on the arsenal grounds at Hartford with the first squad recruited and was among the last of the battalion to be mustered out.

His wife was born in New York city, her maiden name being Sinnott. Of the children of Lieut, and Mrs. Gleeson, James J., graduated from Manhattan College, New York; and later, with the degree of M. D., from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania; Margaret M., is a graduate of Mount St. Joseph's Seminary, Hartford; William F., graduated from the Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, and is now associated with his father in business; Mary C, is a graduate of the Hillhouse High School, New Haven, and of the State Normal School, and is a teacher; Catherine V., and Teresa E., the two other children, are attending the Hillhouse High School. Lieut. Gleeson had a brother Dennis J., who also served with the Ninth regiment and battalion and was mustered out Aug. 3, 1865. Another brother, is rector of St. Joseph's Church, Willimantic, Ct.

From Page 110 of Murray’s History:
One of the Ninth's officers, in a brief sketch of the regiment some years ago, speaking of the period of which we are treating, states that "In June the Ninth joined the expeditionary corps under Gen. Thomas Williams, for the destruction of 'Camp Moore.' From this place the regiment went to a point on the Mississippi river opposite Vicksburg, and on June 25th was put to work, with other regiments, in cutting the famous canal which was expected to isolate Vicksburg by diverting the river away from its wharves and rendering them unapproachable to shipping. During the continuance of this work, a force of twenty picked men, under Capt. Healy and Lieutenant Patrick T. Claffee, [both of Co. C], was crossed over the river under cover of darkness, and remained in the swamp under the guns of Vicksburg for eight days. The work was finally abandoned as not feasible, though not until the Ninth had suffered severe loss from the terrible exposure of the men."

From Murray’s History Pg 410:
“Lieut. William Gleeson of the Ninth took a prominent part, after the war, in the Fenian movement. He organized a company of 102 men for the invasion of Canada and was highly complimented for his activity. Lieut. Gleeson has also been prominent in the Grand Army of the Republic. He was commander of Henry C. Merwin Post, of New Haven, and has held other positions of prominence in the organization.”

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