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Capt Elias Kane Owen
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Birth: Nov. 21, 1834
Death: Apr. 8, 1877

Elias K Owen, Captain, US Navy, Civil War, Commanded USS Louisville

Officers of the Continental and U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775-1900about Elias K Owen
Name: Elias K Owen
Rank Information: Midshipman, Passed Midshipman, Master, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Retired List
Service Dates: 7 Dec 1848, 15 Jun 1854, 15 Sep 1855, 16 Sep 1855, 16 Jul 1862, 25 Jul 1866
Military Branch: US Navy Officers (1798-1900)
Death Date: 8 Apr 1877

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903about Elias K Owen
Name: Elias K Owen
State of Cemetery: Illinois

USS Louisville (1861) was a City class ironclad gunboat constructed for the U.S. Army by James B. Eads during the American Civil War. [While initially owned by the Army, the City Class gunboats were commanded by U.S. Navy officers, and were eventually transferred to the Navy.]

Louisville was built at St. Louis, Missouri, by James B. Eads in 1861, under contract with the War Department for the price of $89,000. Designed by U.S. Navy "Constructor" (Naval Engineer) Samuel M. Pook, she was accepted 15 January 1862; and commissioned 16 January 1862, Commander Benjamin M. Dove, U.S.N. in command. Despite being designed by naval personnel, budgetary concerns led the War Department to fund construction of the Louisville with Army funds. As such, she was turned over to Army command upon completion and joined the Army's Mississippi River Squadron. Eventually the entire western river flotilla would be transferred to Navy command.

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  Sarah J. Reily Owen (1836 - 1910)*
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Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery
Randolph County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Rubbings
Record added: Sep 16, 2012
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Capt Elias Kane Owen
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