(1818 - 1886)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry
From Philadelphia, he mustered as Captain, Company C, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry on 1 August 1861, with commission to date from 16 July 1861.
On the Campaign
On 16 September, from Keedysville, Lieutenant Colonel Owen ...
threw out an advance of one squadron, under the command of Captain S. Jones [sic], with orders to advance cautiously and ascertain the position of the enemy, which he did to my satisfaction — driving in their pickets until he was met by a shower of grape and canister from a masked battery, when he retired in good order and without casualty, except the loss of one horse.
The rest of the War
Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment 2 November 1862, and Colonel on 16 August 1864, but not mustered at that rank. Mustered out on 24 August 1864.
References & notes
11/25/1886; burial in Nashville National Cemetery, Nashville, TN
1 Rawle, William Brooke, and Regimental History Committee, History of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, Sixtieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the American Civil War, 1861-1865, Philadelphia: Franklin Printing Company, 1905, pp. 67, Appendix V [AotW citation 13532]