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Federal (USV)


Albion Thurlow

(1841 - 1943)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Washington, WI, he enlisted in Company C, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 30 May 1861. He was appointed Sergeant (date not given).

On the Campaign

At Antietam on 17 September 1862 ...

I caught [Isaac Thurlow] as he fell and his brother [Albion] carried him to the rear. In a few moments, he came back saying his brother was dead, picked up his musket and resumed firing ... but his courage never failed.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 18 July 1865. He lived to be about 102 years old.

After the War

In 1874 he was married in Red River County, TX, and probably lived in Fayette Co., IA, Graham County, KS, and Buchananan Co., MO where his children were born. He remarried near St Joseph, MO in 1886 and had further children born in Buchanan County, Gentry Co., MO and Kingfisher Co., TX to 1900. He was a member of GAR Post 70 in Marshall, OK.

References & notes

Basic information from Bryant1. Quote above attributed to Lt Warham Parks, provided by Jim Stevens on Isaac Thurlow's gravesite on Findagrave. Albion's gravesite is also on Findagrave. Further details from family genealogists online.


11/29/1841; Woodstock, ME


1943; burial in North IOOF Cemetery, Enid, Garfield County, OK


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, pg. 415  [AotW citation 15218]