Welcome to "Remembering the 142nd PVI". The purpose of this site is post pictures, information, and the final resting places of this regiment of the American Civil War. It seeks to tell a "bottom up" history, straight from the common soldiers themselves. If you have any information concerning the 142nd, please email me at bmonticue@gmail.com. Thank you and enjoy.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pvt. Peter Rowen, Co. B

Peter Rowen was born on April 13, 1835 in Westmoreland County, PA to John and Phoebe (Eicher) Rowen. The 1850 Federal Census lists his occupation as "Farmer". Peter married Barbara Livingood on Nov. 17, 1859 in Pennsville, Fayette County, PA.

Peter was mustered into service as a private in Co. B of the 142nd PA Infantry on Aug 26, 1862 in Camp Curtin, near Harrisburg, PA.

Peter was among the wounded of the July 1, 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. According to his pension record seen below, Peter received "a shell wound of right leg and right foot."

The record below shows the location of his wounds:

Peter was mustered out the 142nd with the rest of his company on May 29, 1865.

He died on March 24, 1895 in Stauffer, Westmoreland County, PA. There are two headstones in two separate cemeteries that bear his name. One is with his wife and the other is not.
This grave is in Pennsville Mennonite Cemetery
This grave, with his wife, is in Oak Lawn Cemetery in South Union Twp, PA.

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