William R. Gower

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Rank - Private
Company - D
Regiment - 26th
Born - ca 1844
Died - 6 August 1862
Township - Panther Branch

William R. Gower enlisted on 29 May 1861 at age 17. Private Gower was captured at New Bern on 14 March 1862 and confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor until exchanged at Aiken’s Landing on the James River in Virginia on 5 August 1862. He died one day later in a Petersburg hospital of typhoid fever. Private Gower was the son of James and Elizabeth Overby Gower.

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