|Birth||Nov. 12, 1845|
|Death||April 27, 1940|
|Unit||54th Illinois Infantry, Company A|
Private Enoch W. Gowin
Company A, 54th Illinois Infantry
Gowin was born in Pike County, Missouri on November 12, 1845. He was living in Mattoon (Coles County), Illinois when he enlisted for 3 years on November 14, 1861 at the age of 16 years. Gowin was mustered in on February 17, 1862 and served over 3 ½ years with the regiment. He re-enlisted on January 28, 1864 and was mustered out on October 15, 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas.
The 54th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Dubois (Anna), Illinois as part of the Kentucky Brigade. It was mustered in February, 1862. During Gowin’s enlistment, the regiment was part of the Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (June 2-July 4, 1863).
Gowin died on April 27, 1940 at the age of 94 years. He is buried in the Litchfield Cemetery in Litchfield (Sherman County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Perryville Post (#231) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Litchfield.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.