(c. 1842 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 77th New York Infantry
Age 19, he enlisted on 16 September 1861 at Saratoga Springs for three years and mustered as Private, Company H, 77th New York Infantry on 1 October.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He died at Hagerstown, MD on 7 November 1862.
References & notes
Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. His service from the Adjutant General,2 who says he was killed at Antietam. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
There were probably 4 Rowley brothers in the 77th New York: Charles W., bugler, was discharged for disability in July 1862; Gideon, Pvt, killed at Antietam; Simeon E., Pvt, died in Nov 1862 in Hagerstown; and John J., Pvt, survived the war but died shortly after in July 1865.
11/08/1862; Hagerstown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
1 Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869 [AotW citation 4114]
2 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 1901, Ser. No. 29, pg. 582 [AotW citation 22501]