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Pvt Erred Fowles

Pvt Erred Fowles

Death 6 Oct 1862
Burial Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 51929303 · View Source
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Pvt. G 155th PA Infantry.

September 26, 1862 (In a hospital near the Battlefield of Antietam)

Dear Wife, Thinking perhaps that you would like to hear from me. I now have a few moments in writing to you to let you know of an accident which happened to me on the evening of the 18th. One of the 135 P.V. boys accidentily shot me through the back. The ball passed through my lungs and lodged some where and is in me yet. I suffered considerable pain for the few first days but now I am more comfortable now and am not in much pain. Our brigaid did not get along from Washington soon enough to be engaged in the Battle of the day before. There was a hard fought battle and many lives lost on both sides but I think the loss of the Rebels were more than double our loss. I hope that you will not grow uneasy about me for I am doing as well as can be and have good care for brother William is with me taking care of me and as soon as I get well enough I am coming home and to be with you again, I do not want you to write until you hear from me again for a letter would not come through. I am now 10 miles from Middletown Md and as soon as we get moved I will write to you to let you know where we are moved to. As I do not think of any thing more that will interest you I will bring this letter to a close and write to you again in a few days.

From your affectionate and loving husband,

Erred Fowles

(Erred Fowles died on October 6, 1862. He is buried in Grave #3724 in the cemetery at Antietam. His daughter, Ida May Fowles, was born October 10, 1862.)


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  • Maintained by: dthem_2000
  • Originally Created by: BIRDMAN
  • Added: 3 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51929303
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Erred Fowles (unknown–6 Oct 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51929303, citing Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by dthem_2000 (contributor 46884044) .