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Confederate (CSV)


John Ervin Rowell

(1841 - 1927)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 22nd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 20 year old farmer on his father's place in the Lancaster District, he and his father William (b. 1822) enlisted as Privates in Company E, 22nd South Carolina Infantry about 15 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

By then a Corporal, he was surrendered with his Company at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

By 1880 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer at Buford, Lancaster County. By 1910 and to at least 1920 he was living with his oldest son William in Buford. He died of "dropsy" (edema due to congestive heart failure) at age 86 in 1927.

References & notes

His service from the Roll 1 and the index to his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. His parole at Appomattox is on the Park Service List [pdf]. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married (cousin?) Francis Isabella Rowell (1843-1907) in 1867 and they had 7 children.

His father, still a Private, died of "exhaustion from gun shot wound" in a US Amy hospital in Virginia on 18 April 1865, age 43, and was originally buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He was removed to Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA in 1870 [via Findagrave].


05/07/1841; Lancaster District, SC


02/06/1927; Lancaster County, SC; burial in Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lancaster, SC


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company E, 22nd Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24962]