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Federal (USV)

Assistant Surgeon

Marvin C. Rowland

(1826 - 1895)

Home State: New York

Education: U of Vermont, University of the City of NY (Medical), Class of 1862

Branch of Service: Medical

Unit: 61st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He had been educated at Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, Lima, NY, and the University of Vermont, Burlington. He later studied medicine at the University of the City of New York, graduating in March 1862, and briefly practiced in Washington County, NY. He was commissioned Assistant Surgeon, 61st New York Infantry to date from 2 September 1862.

On the Campaign

He joined his unit at Harpers Ferry, and operated on the wounded of Antietam after the battle, by at least 27 September, probably in Frederick, MD.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Surgeon on 13 April 1864 (to rank from 6 March), and mustered out with his Regiment 14 July 1865 near Alexandria, VA.

After the War

He practiced medicine in Geneseo, NY to his death, of heart disease, in 1895.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster.1 Bio details from a sketch in Biographical Review ... of the Leading Citizens of Livingston and Wyoming Counties, New York (1895). His graduation from medical school from the New York Times if 7 March 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has his birthplace as Argyle, NY. For an example of his activity after Antietam, see his surgery on Pvt. M. Mulloy, 69th NY Infantry.


06/04/1826; Hartford, NY


01/15/1895; Geneseo, NY; burial in Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, NY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1900, Ser. No. 26, pg. 1044  [AotW citation 18163]