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Federal (USV)


Ezra Towle

(1807 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

At the 1850 US Census he was a 42 year old farmer in Porter, Oxford County, Maine. Giving his age as 44 (actually 54) and still from Porter, he mustered as Private, Company G, 10th Maine Infantry on 18 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded about a month later in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862, the day after his 55th birthday.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 27 September 1862. 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 History1. Service from the Maine AG.2 Details from G.T. Ridlon's Saco Valley Settlements and Families (1893). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married the widow Rebecca Coolbroth French (1802-1891), also from Porter, ME, in March 1831, and they had five children.


09/16/1807 in ME


09/27/1862; 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 4269]

2   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 284  [AotW citation 17348]