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Federal (USV)


Simeon E. Rowley

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 77th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, he enlisted on 16 September 1861 at Saratoga Springs for three years and mustered as Private, Company H, 77th New York Infantry on 1 October.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died at Hagerstown, MD on 7 November 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. His service from the Adjutant General,2 who says he was killed at Antietam. His gravesite 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, Pvt, killed at Antietam; Simeon E., Pvt, died in Nov 1862 in Hagerstown; and John J., Pvt, survived the war but died shortly after in July 1865.


c. 1842


11/08/1862; Hagerstown, 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 4114]

2   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 22501]