Lewis R Dowse


BirthOct. 20, 1845
DeathJan. 6, 1931
CemeteryDouglas Grove (Comstock)
PostWashburn (Broken Bow)
Unit60th Massachusetts Infantry, Company F

Private Lewis R Dowse

Company F, 60th Massachusetts Infantry (Militia)

Dowse was born on October 20, 1845. He was residing in Leicester (Worcester County), Massachusetts when he enlisted in the regiment on July 16, 1864. Dowse was mustered on July 20, 1864 and served 4 months. He was discharged on November 30, 1864 at Indianapolis, Indiana.

The 60th Massachusetts Infantry was organized for 100 days of service on August 1, 1864. The regiment was sent to Indianapolis and guarded Confederate prisoners until it was mustered out on November 30, 1864.

Dowse sided on January 6, 1931 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Douglas Grove Cemetery in Comstock (Custer County), Nebraska. Dowse was a member of two (2) posts of the Grand Army of the Republic:

Washburn Post (#98) in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

Crittenden Post (#274) in Comstock, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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