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Federal (USV)


William B. Fowles

(1841 - 1910)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From Clarion County, he enlisted in Company G, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 August 1862.

The rest of the War

He tended his wounded brother Erred after the battle at a hospital near the battlefield. He was wounded in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 1 May 1863. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 March 1865, and mustered out with his Regiment on 2 June 1865.

After the War

He was later in the oil business in Wood County, OH and lived in North Baltimore by 1910.

References & notes

Basic information from Porter1. Details from his gravesite on Findagrave. His post-War occupation from a sketch of his brother-in-law W.H. Thomas in the Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Vol. II(1898). Thanks to GGGrandson James F. Fothergill for details and pointers to William and his brother Erred.


08/08/1841 in PA


03/30/1910 North Baltimore, OH; burial in Old Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore, OH


1   Porter, John T. , Financial Secretary, and Charles F. McKenna, compiler & editor, Under the Maltese Cross, Antietam to Appomattox, the Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865: Campaigns of the 155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Pittsburgh: 155th Regimental Association, 1910, pg. 774  [AotW citation 15081]