Enlisted June 1, 1861 mustered in July 16, 1861 as Private with Co. C. 3rd Vermont Infantry promoted Corporal promoted 1st Sergeant October 17, 1864 mustered out at Burlington, Vermont July 11, 1865.
wounded May 18, 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia
Son of James Cowan and Janet (Harvey) Cowan.
Married on Nov 6, 1867 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts to Sarah Ann Rose.
3 VT. INF.
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