Henry FowlerHome State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 63rd New York Infantry
see his Battle Report
In the Antietam Campaign:
LCol Fowler reported that "after the first advance [17 Sept] from the meadow upon the plowed field, the colonel not being present, as a necessity I, without orders, assumed command." He was wounded in the combat at the Sunken Road on 17 September. As Major Richard C. Bentley, and all but one of the other officers of the Regiment were either killed or wounded, Joseph O'Neill, Company A, the only unwounded officer present at that time, assumed command when Fowler was carried off.
References, Sources, and other notes:
The photograph here from one in the MOLLUS collection1.
1 US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: Pg. 3582L [AotW citation 2420]
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