George Cowling(? - 1909)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Oshkosh, he enlisted in Company B, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 22 April 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.
The remainder of the War:
He was discharged 26 October 1862 to enlist in the Regular US Army. He served in the 4th US Artillery.
After the War:
He was found dead, probably frozen to death, in a barn near Oshkosh on 23 February 1909. He was known to have been living "an out-of-door life" - wandering about - and had planned to visit Milwaukee, so was not missed by relatives in Vinland, WI. He was thought to have been dead about 2 weeks.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bryant1 and the Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database. Death details from a piece in the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern of 23 February 1909, pg. 3.
Death Date: 02/1909
1 Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 407 - 409 [AotW citation 15148]
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