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Civil War Soldiers - Rowley
|Rowley, Thomas A., brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born in the state of Pennsylvania, and on Oct. 8, 1847,
entered the United States military service as captain of a company of
volunteers, which was recruited in the District of Columbia and
Maryland for service in the Mexican war. With this company he served
until July 18, 1848, when he was honorably mustered out and returned
to peaceful pursuits. Upon the breaking out of the Civil war he
assisted in recruiting and became the colonel of the 13th Pa.
infantry, being mustered into the service on April 25, 1861, and he
served with it during its three months' term of enlistment. The
regiment was mustered out on Aug. 6, 1861, and a fortnight later Col.
Rowley left for Washington with five companies, being soon joined by
others who were desirous of enlisting for three years, and the
regiment thus organized became the 102nd Pa. infantry, with Col.
Rowley as its commanding officer. With this regiment he participated
in the siege of Yorktown and in the battles of Williamsburg, Fair
Oaks, and Malvern hill. He again met the enemy at Centerville, after
the second Bull Run battle, acted as support to a battery during the
engagement at Chantilly, was held in reserve at Antietam, and the
regiment then became attached to the 6th corps when Gen. Burnside
assumed command of the army. On Nov. 29, 1862, Col. Rowley was
commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers, and served in that
capacity until Dec. 29, 1864, when he resigned from the army and
devoted his attention to peaceful pursuits. He died May 14, 1892.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908