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A veteran of the Mexican War, 41 year old James Sowry enlisted on October 10, 1861 as a 2nd Lieutenant into the 48th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. On December 7, 1861, he was mustered into Company E. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on September 15, 1862 and to Captain on February 20, 1862. He was discharged on January 17, 1865. Following the war, he became a member of the Issac Duncan Grand Army of the Republic Post #477 in West Milton, Ohio.
Photograph and information submitted by James Sowry's great grandson, Don Martin, Commander, Enderlin Camp #73, Department of Ohio, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
Captain James Sowry (circa 1862 - 1865)
James Sowry (circa 1895)
(Note GAR uniform, Mexican War Campaign Badge, and GAR medal)