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G.W. Gowen

G.W. Gowen

Federal (USV)


George Washington Gowen

(c. 1840 - 1865)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 48th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in Company C.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain on 28 September 1862. By 1865 he was Colonel of the 48th and was killed in their last action at Petersburg, Virginia on 5 April 1865, age 25.

References & notes

Basic information and his photo from Bosbyshell1.


c. 1840


04/05/1865; Petersburg, VA


1   Bosbyshell, Oliver Christian, The 48th in the War: being a Narrative of the Campaigns of the 48th Regiment, Infantry, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, during the War of the Rebellion, Philadelphia: Avil Print. Co., 1895, pp. 73 - 85  [AotW citation 5389]