William Fowler

BirthDec. 3, 1846
DeathMay 15, 1939
CemeteryHighland (Ravenna)
PostCedar Mountain (Ravenna)
Unit66th Indiana Infantry, Company G

Sergeant William Fowler

Company G, 66th Indiana Infantry

Fowler was born on December 3, 1846. He enlisted and was mustered as a corporal on August 19, 1862. He served about 34 month with the regiment. He was mustered out on June 3, 1865 at Washington DC. He was promoted to sergeant on May 24, 1865.

The 66th Indiana Infantry was organized and mustered at New Albany, Indiana on August 19, 1862. During Fowler’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles, campaigns, and historic events. Some of them include:

Atlanta Campaign (GA) (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Atlanta (GA) (July 22, 1864).

Operations against Confederate General Hood in Georgia and Alabama (September 29-November 3, 1864).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (NC/SC) (January-April, 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Fowler died on May 15, 1939 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Highland Cemetery in Ravenna (Buffalo County), Nebraska. He was a charter member and the last member of the Cedar Mountain Post (#220) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Ravenna.

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