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
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
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
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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.
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.
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.Links.