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McKowen, James G.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. D, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1844, Colchester, VT
Death: Before 04/24/1891


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, minor, 4/24/1891, CA, not approved
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
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: Last known living in Tennessee

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BIOGRAPHY

JAMES McKOWEN at the age of 20 enlisted at Colchester in August, 1862, in Company D. He made a good soldier, never lost a day from Illness, answered every call promptly, and could be depended on to execute any order given him. He was of an ingenious turn of mind and could construct a stick and mud chimney that was proof against cartridges thrown down it by mischievous comrades outside. He returned to Vermont with the company, emigrated to Tennessee, in which state he died previous to 1892.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 123