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Stowell, Edwin Sherwood


Age: 32, credited to Cornwall, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, 9th VT INF
Service: comn CPT, Co. F, 5th VT INF, 9/4/61 (9/4/61), pr MAJ, 9th VT INF, 6/21/62 (6/21/62), pr LTC, 3/20/63 (3/20/63), resgd 5/11/63 [College: NU 52]

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Birth: 01/27/1829, Cornwall, VT
Death: 09/11/1880

Burial: Central Cemetery, Cornwall, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 38437549


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Charles Collection, Gibson Collection, VHS Collections, Legros Collection
College?: NU 52
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: more off-site

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Cornwall Central Cemetery, Cornwall, VT

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Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society

Portraits Collections
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society

(Charles Collection)

(Gibson Collection)

(John Legros Collection)


Col. E. S. Stowell of Cornwall died at his residence in that village on Saturday, after a long illness. Col. Stowell entered the army, Sept. 4, 1861, and ws chosen captain of Co. F, Fifth Vermont Volunteers. June 21, 1862, he was promoted to Major in the Ninth and March 20, 1863, to Lieutenant-Colonel of the same regiment. He resigned from the service May 11 of the same year.

Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, Sept. 17, 1880


At a meeting or the board of directors of the Vermont Agricultural society, the death of Col. Edwin Stowell of Cornwall, a member of the board, was announced, whereupon Henry Clark of Rutland, C. Horace Hubbard of Springfield, and Henry Chase of Lyndon, were appointed a committee to report memorial resolutions. At a meeting held Wednesday evening, Sept. 15th, after remarks by Col. George A. Merrill, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted.

RESOLVED, that in the death of our associate, Col. Edwin S. Stowell, the society loses a faithful and efficient co-laborer, whose presence in our councils and labors will be sadly missed

RESOLVER, that in token of our kind remembrances of the character, life, and service of our associate, we make this public expression of our regard for his memory, and tender our sympathy to his aged father, and afflicted daughters.

RESOLVED, That a copy of these memorial resolutions be inscribed upon the records of the society, published in the newspapers of the state, and a certified copy be presented to the family of the deceased.

Henry Clark
C. H. Hubbard
Henry Chase

Source: Green Mountain Freeman, September 29, 1880
Courtesy of Deanna French

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