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Thomas Cowan

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Thomas Cowan Veteran

Birth
North Carolina, USA
Death
5 Oct 1862
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section 16, Grave 225
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A Notification of death was sent to the family on 19 December 1862, and states the following: A full account was sent to Major DeLeon. 19 Dec 1962. Lt. Thomas Cowan, Company B, 3rd NC Regiment died Sunday morning, October 5 @10:00 in the Patent Office Hospital, Washington. He was mortally wounded September 21 in the Antietam battle, having received a ball to the head half an inch above his ear and extending downwards toward his neck. He was brought to Washington about the last of Sept. He was unconscious in a few hours after his arrival and he made but one request; and that was "Let me lie down." This was soon after his arrival. He was most kindly [illegible] and decently interred. [Underlining of words as they appear hear is how they appeared in the actual letter.]More info: Thomas is buried in Arlington National Cemetery: U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Thomas Cowan Name: Thos Cowan Service Info.:LT CO B 3 HC INF Death Date: 5 Oct 1862 Cemetery: Arlington National Cem. Buried At: Section Conf Site 225 COWAN, THOMAS, Jr.. 1st Lieutenant, Company B, 3rd Regiment, N.C. Troops. Resided in Brunswick County and appointed 2nd Lieutenant to rank from May 16, 1861. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on July 1, 1862. Wounded and captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862, and died in hospital at Washington, D.C., October 4, 1862. ." [North Carolina Troops-A Roster 1861-1865, North Carolina Dept. of Archives and History, Vol. 3:510-02]
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A Notification of death was sent to the family on 19 December 1862, and states the following: A full account was sent to Major DeLeon. 19 Dec 1962. Lt. Thomas Cowan, Company B, 3rd NC Regiment died Sunday morning, October 5 @10:00 in the Patent Office Hospital, Washington. He was mortally wounded September 21 in the Antietam battle, having received a ball to the head half an inch above his ear and extending downwards toward his neck. He was brought to Washington about the last of Sept. He was unconscious in a few hours after his arrival and he made but one request; and that was "Let me lie down." This was soon after his arrival. He was most kindly [illegible] and decently interred. [Underlining of words as they appear hear is how they appeared in the actual letter.]More info: Thomas is buried in Arlington National Cemetery: U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Thomas Cowan Name: Thos Cowan Service Info.:LT CO B 3 HC INF Death Date: 5 Oct 1862 Cemetery: Arlington National Cem. Buried At: Section Conf Site 225 COWAN, THOMAS, Jr.. 1st Lieutenant, Company B, 3rd Regiment, N.C. Troops. Resided in Brunswick County and appointed 2nd Lieutenant to rank from May 16, 1861. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on July 1, 1862. Wounded and captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862, and died in hospital at Washington, D.C., October 4, 1862. ." [North Carolina Troops-A Roster 1861-1865, North Carolina Dept. of Archives and History, Vol. 3:510-02]
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Confederate States Army


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  • Added: Jun 17, 2006
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14633225/thomas-cowan: accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Cowan (unknown–5 Oct 1862), Find a Grave Memorial ID 14633225, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA; Maintained by Hope (contributor 46790939).