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Federal (USV)


Gideon M. Rowly

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 77th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

About age 18, giving it as 21, he enlisted on 28 September 1861 in Saratoga Springs for three years and mustered as Private, Company H, 77th New York Infantry on 1 October.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General.1 A memorial to him and his brothers Simeon and John in Malta Ridge Cemetery 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 M., Pvt, killed at Antietam; Simeon E., Pvt, died in Nov 1862 in Hagerstown, cause not known; and John J., Pvt, joined the regiment after Antietam and survived the war but died shortly after in July 1865.


c. 1843


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   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 22512]