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Abraham R. Cowen

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Section: a     Lot: 87     Grave: 3

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92 yrs   0 mths   0 dys

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"18 MASS INF, Co.I" is inscribed within the military shield on Abraham R. Cowen's veteran's issue gravestone. Only year of birth and death are engraved on his stone. An American flag is to the right of Abraham's gravestone.

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Husband of Sarah J. Gifford Father of Emma, Charles, Andre and Arthur Son of Joshua and Ruth Cowen

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Stone cleaned in 2022 According to "American Civil War Soldiers", Abraham enlisted on 19 Nov 1864 in Co. I, 18th Infantry Regiment Masschusetts on 19 Nov 1864 at the age of 38. His occupation upon enlistment was carriage maker. Abraham subsequently joined Co. 19th, Unattached Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 25 Nov 1864 and mustered out 27 Jun 1865. His military records identify him as a resident of Westport, MA with the name Abram CowenThe son of Joshua and Ruth (Gifford Cowen. He married Sarah J. Gifford at Dartmouth, MA on Sept. 8, 1850. They were the parents of Emma, born March 20, 1851; Charles D., born May 21, 1855; Andrew, born July 24, 1857; Annie G., born Aug. 26, 1862; and Arthur C., born July 4, 1870. Cowen was a 35 year-old Carriage Maker from Dartmouth, MA, when he enlisted at that town on and was mustered into the 18th Mass. Infantry on August 7, 1862 as a Private in Co. I. Cowen served with the 18th Mass. in 1862 during the Peninsula Campaign, Second Bull Run, Shepherdstown, and Fredericksburg. He was admitted to McClellan Gen. Hospital, Philadelphia on June 23, 1863 with a contusion of the knee and remained until transferred on May 8, 1864 to Co. F, 11th Veteran Reserve Corps. He was later on detached service as a Carpenter at Briggs Barracks, Washington and was mustered out of military service at Washington on August 26, 1864. On Nov. 19, 1864 he enlisted for a second time and was mustered into the 19th Uattached Company, Mass. Volunteer Militia as a Private on Nov. 25, 1864. He was mustered out of military service at Gallups Island, Boston Harbor on June 27, 1865. Following his discharge Cowen resided at Dartmouth for 15 years where he was employed as a Carriage Maker and Wheelwright. He then resided in North Attleboro, MA, Providence, RI, and the National Soldiers Home in Togus, ME. His obituary lists him as Dartmouth's oldest man at the time of his death. Research: T. Baptista

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G.R. 2. - Gravestone record, Linden Grove Cemetery, Head of Westport, Vital Records to 1850. The cemetery was originally supervised by the private group, Linden Grove Association, but is now part of Town of Westport property and supervised by the Town Cemetery Director. This cemetery is next to Maple Grove Cemetery. There are three additions to the data for Linden Grove not available for the private cemeteries: photo(s) of each stone, a map of the cemetery showing relative locations of lots and the name of the owner(s) of the lot. Detailed information about the stone is left unspecified. There is only one "section" in Linden Grove. As of June, 2010, the final quality control of the data is being made for Linden Grove. Please check back periodically.

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GPS West: 71.05688
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