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Federal (USV)


William McGowen

(? - 1862)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry

Before Antietam

From Taunton, he enlisted as a Private in Company C, 4th Rhode Island Infantry on 9 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam and died of wounds later the same day at a field hospital on the Line farm at Sharpsburg.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the Adjutant General.2 Hospital detail from a list in the New York Times of 12 October 1862, as John M. McGowen, Battery C, RI Artillery. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3879]

2   State of Rhode Island, and Henri Crandall, Acting Adjutant General, Official Register of Rhode Island Officers and Soldiers ... 1861 to 1865, in the Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Rhode Island for 1865, Providence: Providence Press, 1866  [AotW citation 30077]