Age: 20, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/61, m/i 9/16/61, CPL, Co. G, 5th VT INF, Wagoner/Teamster, frequently at Brigade level, m/o 9/15/64
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Birth: 1839, Newport, County Tipperary, Ireland
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/25/1866; minor child
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
2nd Great Grandfather of Rebecca Bromley Guenther, Essex, VT
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Calvary Cemetery, Rutland, VT
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Rutland Daily Herald, April 27, 1896:
John McGowan of Hopkins street died yesterday of consumption at the soldiers' home in Bennington. He had been failing for about six months and a week ago went to the soldiers' home. He was 57 years old.
Mr. McGowan was born in Ireland in 1839 and was brought to this country when about 10 years of age. He had since then lived in Rutland. He enlisted in the 5th Vermont regiment at the breaking out of the rebellion and served through the war. During a large part of his life he was employed on a railroad, but for about the past 20 years he had worked at the Lincoln Iron works. He leaves six sons and two daughters. They are Charles E. McGowan of Whitehall, N. Y., John H. McGowan of Easton, Pa., George W. McGowan of Burlington, Thomas B., Stephen R., James F., Julia A. and Sarah F. McGowan of this city.
The funeral will be held at St. Peter's church at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Courtesy of Jennifer Snoots.