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Rowe, Joseph

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 34, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 2nd VT LARTY, 1st VT HARTY CO
Service: enl 9/6/62, m/i 10/10/62, WGNR, Co. D, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 8/3/64, m/i 8/3/64, Pvt, 2nd VT LARTY BTRY, tr to 1st VHAC, 3/1/65, m/o 7/28/65

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1828, Colchester, VT
Death: 09/10/1873


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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: 13th Vt. History off-site

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BIOGRAPHY

JOSEPH ROWE was a wagoner from Company D, served as such during the term of enlistment. He was a small, active man, carried his head cocked to one side. This and other peculiarities gave him a comical appearance and made him the butt of jokes from his comrades. At one of our camps a track was measured off for a fast race and Sonny - as he was called - entered for the prize, or one of them, but he was a loser. The race was a pleasant diversion for the men of the regiment who were out in force to see the fun and wagers on the result. As I now remember it, James L. Martin, a Grand Isle man, serving in Company H, won the first prize. He was wounded and died at Gettysburg. I do not recollect seeing Sonny Rowe after we came home. He died many years ago.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 541