ROWELL, William R. Back to Top
b. Abt. 1836 Crawford County, Georgia
d. September 15, 1862 Sharpsburg, Maryland
Bio: Enlisted in company E 6th Georgia Regiment CSA March 8th, 1862 as a private. Missing battle of Sharpsburg 15 Sept. 1862. Presumed killed.
Camp 6th Ga. Regt. near Greensboro, N. C. April 22nd 1865
At a meeting of co. E, 6th Ga. Volunteers held this day the following preamble & resolutions were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, after four years of hard service in defense of our country we find (to say nothing of those who have been disabled for life) that fifty four of our number are now absent from their places in our midst having gone to that bourne from whence no traveler returns,(twenty nine having been killed and died of wounds and twenty five died of disease), and so we trust are gathered to their heavenly father on high to enjoy that rich inheritance wherein they are happy and free from the many toils, trials, hardships, and privations they knew on earth; we their co associates in arms adopt this occasion to refer to them and to drop a tear to their memory before we disband to return to our homes. Comrades: peaceful and sweet be your rest. Now may you be soldiers of that cross which was crimson with emanuels blood and henceforth and forever yours be a rich felicity beneath the approving smiles of god. To give expression to our feelings occasioned by the melancholy and affecting events of the past four years of blood shed and strife it is therefore resolved, that the sad and trying dispensation which has deprived us of the society of lts. W.P. Mathews and I. C. Stephens, Sergts. W.H. Jenkins, T.B. Ellis, those. Walker, J.M. Danielly and R. M. Jordan, Corpls F.W. Mcallan, J.H. Roberts and J.J. Rowell, privates W. Barrett, A.J. Derriso, W.A. Elliott, A.R. Goodin, J.M. Harper, N. B. Harris, H.C. Harris, W.H. Harris, P.B. Hobbs, J. Hunnicut, F.J. Irby, J.T. Jones, S.F. Jackson, S.A. Hendrick, A.W. Martin, A.J. Mathews SR., A.J. Mathews JR., J.P. Mathews, J.H. Morgan,
Owen M. M. Mcafee, W.W. Moran, D.C. Newsome, V.A. Nichols, James M. Nichols, WR. Parker, P.G Parker, R.R Parham, F.M. Phelps, H.T. Parham, J.F. Passmore, W. R. Rowell, J. M. Roberts, W.G. Stephens, J.B. Stephens, B. Stembridge, J.A Taylor, T.J. Weaver, A.H. Wellons, J.E. Wilder, E.G. Wilder,
S.B. Woodall and W.M. Watson, has touched us deeply and truly made us lament the severance of ties that link a golden chain which bound their hearts to ours. Resolved, that we sincerely sympathize with the families of our beloved comrades and trust that a merciful god in his own good time will develop the wisdom of his ways and restore to them a quite reliance on him who doeth all things well and wisely. Resolved, that the above preamble and resolutions be published in some Georgia paper and that copies of the same be sent to the respective families of our fallen comrades with the warm appreciation that they have the feigened sympathy of the few remaining Crawford County Grays.
(signed) H. M. Sanders, sect. T. J. Marshall, chairman
Submitted by William W. Hatcher Sr. 9-2002
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