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Mower, Joseph Anthony


Age: 0, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 1st US INF, 11th MO VOLS, USV, 39th US INF
Service: 2LT 1st US INF 55, 1LT, 3/13/57, CPT, 9/9/61; COL 11th MO Vols 5/3/62, BGen, USV, 11/29/62, M.G., USV, 8/12/64; Bvt M.G. USA 3/13/65, for gallant and meritorious services during the war; COL 39th US INF, 7/28/66 [College: NU 46]

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Birth: 08/22/1827, Woodstock, VT
Death: 01/06/1870

Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Marker/Plot: 02/1041
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery
Findagrave Memorial #: 5844323


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Betsey, 8/1/1870; minor, 10/90/1890, DC, not approved
Portrait?: Welch Collection
College?: NU 46
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: None


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Joseph Anthony Mower

Born: Aug 22 1827, Woodstock VT

Died: Jan 6 1870, New Orleans LA

Buried: Arlington National cemetery, Arlington VA

Pre-War: Carpenter, entered Norwich University with the Class of 1846. He was a cadet for two years before going off to fight in Mexico, Mexican war, entered US Army 1855.

War Service:

May 1862 Col. of 11th Missouri, Iuka, Corinth (w,c), escaped and recaptured, Nov 1862 appointed BG Vols, commanded 2nd Bde/3rd Divn/XV Corps in Vicksburg campaign, Jackson, served in Red River campaign, Ft De Russy, Yellow Bayou, Aug 1864 promoted MG Vols, commanded 11st Divn/XVII Corps in March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign.

Post War: Army service, commanded Dept of Louisiana.

Revised Roster

2nd Lieutenant, 1st Infantry, U.S.A., 1855; 1st Lieutenant, 13 Mar 57; captain, 9 Sep 61; Colonel 11th Mo. Vols., 3 May 62; Brigadier-General of Volunteers, 29 Nov 62; Major-General of Volunteers, 12 Aug 64; Brevet Major-General, U.S.A., 13 Mar 65, for gallant and meritorious service during the war; Colonel, 39th Infantry, U.S.A., 28 Jul 66.

Sources: Revised Roster, pp 680, 737.