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Pvt Theodore Cowherd

Pvt Theodore Cowherd

Taylor County, Kentucky, USA
Death 14 Sep 1920 (aged 76)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section 3, Lot 24
Memorial ID 6296263 · View Source
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Theodore Cowherd enlisted as a soldier in the Confederate Army on August 15, 1861. He served as a Private in Company F of the 4th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry of the famous Kentucky “Orphan” Brigade, CSA, during the War Between the States. Cowherd fought at Shiloh, where he was severely wounded on 6 April 1862. Fought at Baton Rouge, Murfreesboro, Jackson, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Rocky Face Ridge, and Resaca (where he was wounded in the right cheek, 14 May 1864).

Fought at Dallas, Peachtree Creek, and Intrenchment Creek (Atlanta), where he was wounded on 22 July 1864, and his right arm was amputated. Paroled 25 May 1865 at the hospital in Johnsonville, TN; described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a fair complexion, dark hair, and hazel eyes. Theodore married Isabelle W. McDowell, June 1869. They lived in Oldham Co., where he taught school, and later worked in the Louisville Public Works Dept.
Cause of death: paralysis.
Theodore's Mother was Jane Shreve b. abt 1799 who was the third wife
of Yelverton Cowherd.

Bio by: JLC

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  • Created by: Geoff Walden
  • Added: 29 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6296263
  • Beth Breisch
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Theodore Cowherd (1 Jan 1844–14 Sep 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6296263, citing Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Geoff Walden (contributor 36505611) .