|Birth||Oct. 4, 1847|
|Death||Aug. 11, 1931|
|Cemetery||Silver Creek (Silver Creek)|
|Post||Ellsworth (Silver Creek)|
|Unit||139th Illinois Infantry, Company K|
Private Darius J. Towslee
Company K, 139th Illinois Infantry (100 days/1864)
Towslee was born in Ohio on October 4, 1847. He was residing in Genesco (Henry County), Illinois when he enlisted on May 14, 1864. Towslee was 16 years old when he entered the military. He was mustered in on June 1, 1864 and served about 5 months. He was mustered out on October 28, 1864 at Peoria, Illinois.
The 139th Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864) was organized and mustered at Peoria on June 1, 1864. It spent the major portion of the 5 month regimental history in service at Cairo, Illinois. In September, 1864 it was moved to Missouri and was part of the pursuit of Confederate General Sterling Price.
Darius J. Towslee died on August 11, 1931 of cancer and is buried in the Silver Creek Cemetery in Silver Creek (Merrick County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Ellsworth Post (#29) of the Grand Army of the Republic.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.