D. Watson Rowe(1836 - 1913)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Regimental Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 126th Pennsylvania Infantry
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A lawyer from Greencastle, PA, he enlisted as Private in the Second Pennsylvania, and served in the Shenandoah Valley - promoted to Sergeant-Major and First Lieutenant. He joined the 126th Pennsylvania on 8 August 1862 as Captain, Company K, and was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment on the 13th.
In the Antietam Campaign:
The Regiment arrived at Sharpsburg on the morning of 18 September, part of Humphrey's Division.
The remainder of the War:
He was in combat at Fredericksburg in December, and took command of the Regiment when Colonel Elder was wounded there. He was himself slightly wounded in action at Chancellorsville on 3 May 1863. He mustered out with the Regiment on 20 May 1863.
After the War:
He returned to Greencastle and the practice of law. In 1868 he was appointed, and later elected, to the bench as President Judge of the 16th judicial district of Pennsylvania His picture is on page 397 of Bates' and Richard's History of Franklin County (1887).
References, Sources, and other notes:
Biographical details and service data from Bates. 1
More on the Web:
His Sketch, a history of the 126th, is online from the Valley of the Shadow Project. Though shown by "Anonymous", the Library of Congress identifies Rowe as the author.
|Birth Date: 11/12/1836 Place of Birth: Greencastle, PA |
College: Marshall College
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, Martial Deeds Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: T. H. Davis & Co., 1876, pp. 746-747 [AotW citation 155]
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