(? - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Age 22, from the Union District, he enlisted as Private, Company F, 15th South Carolina Infantry about 1 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded by gunshot and captured in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 17 September but died there on 21 September 1862.
References & notes
Burial information from the Mt Olivet burial list 1. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 as J.M. or F.M. McCowan. His service from the Roll, 3 which says he was killed outright at Boonsboro and, oddly, wounded at Gettysburg. He's also in the index to the Compiled Service Records as F.M. McKown. His memorial is on Findagrave; his modern stone has him as J.M. McCowan.
09/21/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, MD
1 Farino, Greg, and J. Ronald Pearcey, superintendent, Confederate Soldiers buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 5111]
2 National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #9.572 [AotW citation 22038]
3 Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Company F, Fifteenth Regiment Infantry [AotW citation 22039]