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Confederate (CSV)


George H. Cowan

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 21, from New Hanover County, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 3rd North Carolina Infantry on 1 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his left leg in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, and captured.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 22 October but died there on 24 October 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick." Possibly reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett.1 His service from the Roster.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite at Mt. Olivet is on Findagrave; he may still be there.


c. 1840


10/24/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4630]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 26231]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #5.246  [AotW citation 26232]