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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Abel W. D. Gower

(1839 - ?)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 24th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Gwinnett County, he mustered as Private, Company F, 24th Georgia Infantry on 15 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He He appears on a parole of POWs, office of the Provost Marshall General, Army of the Potomac 09-30-1862. Died at S.H. Grove's Farm, Md. Probably buried originally on the battlefield at Sharpsburg and reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service from the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

1839

Death

Date not known Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4697]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 19448]