Sylvester Mowry


Sylvester Mowry

Rhode Island, USA
Death 17 Oct 1871 (aged 38)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 12624002 View Source

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1848, to July 1, 1852, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1852.

Served: on frontier duty at San Francisco, Cal., 1852‑53, — Pacific

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Sep. 6, 1853)

Railroad Exploration, 1853‑54, — March through Utah to California,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Mar. 3, 1855)

1854‑55, — Benicia, Cal., 1855, — and Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1855‑57.

Resigned, July 31, 1858.

Civil History.—Elected Delegate to the U. S. House of Representatives from the proposed Territory of Arizona, 1857 and 1859. U. S. Commissioner to run and mark the Boundary Line between the State of California and the Territories of the United States, 1860-61. Author of "The Geography and Resources of Arizona and Sonora," 1865. (from the Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Vol. II; by Bvt. Major George W. Cullum, pub. by D. Van Nostrand, New York, 1868)

Family Members



In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees


  • Created by: Jen Snoots
  • Added: 7 Dec 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 12624002
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sylvester Mowry (17 Jan 1833–17 Oct 1871), Find a Grave Memorial ID 12624002, citing North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Jen Snoots (contributor 4661415) .