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Abishai Stowell to Margaret Stowell Torrence

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Creator: Stowell, Abishai

Date: February 1, 1862 - April 22, 1865

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 223841

Biographical sketch: Abishai Stowell was born September 13, 1839 at Marshall City, Illinois. Shortly before the Civil War his parents Eihu and Emma Stowell and siblings Mary Emma, Olive, George, Nancy, Jane, Margaret, Anna, James and Almira moved to Mount Gilead, Anderson County, Kansas, where they farmed. During the Civil War, Abishai Stowell served in the Second Kansas Infantry and later the Second Kansas Cavalry. In 1865, his father died. Following Stowell's release from service he and his widowed mother moved to Delta, Colorado. His mother died in 1903, and he moved to Oak Run, California where he farmed. He later moved to Farmville, Virginia where is farmed. At the time of his death on August 18, 1923, he was living in Northeast, Maryland.

Summary: Eighteen letters written by Abishai Stowell to his sister Margaret Stowell Torrence, Gambles, Alleghany County, Pennsylvania. The letters were written while he served in the Civil War. Stowell was a private in the Second Kansas Infantry, Company E, he enlisted May 14, 1861 and was mustered out October 31, 1861; re-enlisted in the Second Kansas Cavalry, Company A, November 6, 1861 and was promoted to corporal April 15, 1862; re-enlisted in the Second Kansas Cavalry, Co. A, January 5, 1864 and promoted to sergeant March 25, 1864; and re-enlisted in the Second Kansas Cavalry veterans of Co. A and was assigned to Co. B, January 5, 1864 and mustered out June 22, 1865 at Ft. Gibson.

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Title (Main title): Abishai Stowell to Margaret Stowell Torrence

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    Kansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
    Soldiers -- Kansas
    United States. Army. Kansas Cavalry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1865)
    United States. Army. Kansas Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1865)
    United States History Civil War, 1861-1865

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