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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William R. Rowell

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company E, 6th Georgia Infantry on 8 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

References & notes

Basic information from Henderson's Confederate Soldiers of Georgia (1959) transcribed by Finchham1. They have him as W.R. Rowell. Thanks to descendant Rudy Rowell for his first name. William's brother John Jonas Rowell, also in Company E, was mortally wounded on South Mountain and died while a POW near Sharpsburg on 30 September. A third brother James Washington Rowell also served in Company E (1861-65), and may have been at Sharpsburg.

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /infantry/6th_inf_regt.html  [AotW citation 9635]