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E.S. Stowell

E.S. Stowell

Federal (USV)


Edwin Sherwood Stowell

(1829 - 1880)

Home State: Vermont

Education: Norwich University

Command Billet: Regimental Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th Vermont Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a student at Norwich University in Norwich (now in Northfield), Vermont from 1848-50, then farmed at Cornwall. He was commissioned Captain, Company F of the 5th Vermont Infantry on 4 September 1861. He was then appointed Major of the 9th Vermont on 21 June 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment on 20 March 1862, and resigned on 11 May 1863.

After the War

He was again a farmer in Cornwall and raised "blooded horses and fine sheep", for the rest of his life.

References & notes

Details and service dates here compiled by Tom Ledoux at Vermont in the Civil War1, citing Ellis2, the Roster3, and other sources. The photo is from the MOLLUS Collection4.


01/27/1829; Cornwall, VT


09/11/1880; Cornwall, VT; burial in Central Cemetery, Cornwall, VT


1   Ledoux, Tom, Vermont in the Civil War, Published 1996, first accessed 01 January 2004, <>, Source page: /get.php?input=5743  [AotW citation 1167]

2   Ellis, William Arba, compiler and editor, and MGen. Grenville Mellen Dodge, publisher, Norwich University, 1819-1911; Her History, Her Graduates, Her Roll of Honor, 3 Volumes, Montpelier: The Capital City Press, 1911, Vol. 2, pg. 521  [AotW citation 1168]

3   Peck, Theodore S., Adjutant General, and The Vermont Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Montpelier: Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., 1892, pp. 162, 344  [AotW citation 1169]

4   US Army, Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <>, Source page: 5524  [AotW citation 1170]