|Birth||May 2, 1848|
|Death||May 20, 1932|
|Unit||1st Wisconsin H Artillery, Battery D|
Private Martin T Stowell
Battery D, 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery
Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC)
Stowell was born in Green County, Wisconsin on May 2, 1848. He was residing in Albany (Green County), Wisconsin when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on October 14, 1863. He served about 15 months before transferring to the Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC) on January 10, 1865. He served a little over 6 months with the VRC before he was discharged on July 24, 1865.
The 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery was mustered in November 7, 1863. The unit was sent to New Orleans and attached to the defense of the city until June, 1865. It was sent to Washington DC and was mustered out on August 18, 1865.
The Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC) was established for soldiers that had been wounded, injured, or suffering from the effects of disease. The VRC members were assigned to light duties which allowed able-bodied soldiers to be assigned to combat.
Stowell died on May 20, 1932 at the age of 84 years. He is buried in the Orleans Cemetery in Orleans (Harlan County), Nebraska. Stowell was a member of the Whitehead Post (#114) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Orleans.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.