Name: COWEN, JAMES PRESTON (listed on muster roll as James P. Cowen and James B. Cowen)
Rank: Corporal
Enlisted: 3 July 1861 at Westville, Dale County, age 20
Service History: Absent sick: Winchester, Va 1862/05/25. Present: Cross Keys, 1862/06; Cold Harbor, 1862/06/27; Malvern Hill 1862/07/02 Cedar Mtn, 1862/08/09; Hazel River; 1862/08/25; Manassas Junction, 1862/08/27; Manassas Plains, 1862/08/28-30; Suffolk, Va 1863/05/03; Gettysburg, Pa 1863/07/02-03; Battle Mount, Va 1863/07/24; Chickamauga, Ga 1863/09/19-20; Raccoon Mt , Tenn 1863/10/27; Lookout Valley, Tenn 1863/10/28; Camel Station, 1863/11/16; Knoxville, Tenn 1863/11/20; Knoxville 2,Tenn 1863/11/29. Wounded: Chantilly,1862/09/01;Wilderness,Va1864/05/06 Absent wounded: Harpers Ferry, 1862/09/13; Sharpsburg, 1862/09/17; ShepardTown,1862/09/18; Spotsylvania, Va 1864/05/08 & 12; Cold Harbor, Va 1864/06/03; Chester Station, 1864/06/17. Absent Furlough: Fredericksburg, Va 1862/12/13. Absent Detail: Dandridge, Tenn 1864/01/16. Captured: Deep Bottom,1864/08/14. Paroled at surrender. 
Date of Birth: 5 September 1839 Place of Birth: Darlington District, South Carolina
Date of Death: 1 September 1909 Place of Death: Coffee County, Alabama
Buried: Danleys Crossroads Cemetery, Coffee County, Alabama
Father: James Cowen (b abt 1815 in Massachusetts by 1850 Census; James P. Cowen gives his father's birthplace as Florida in 1880 and Connecticut in 1900)
Mother: Elizabeth // (b abt 1815 in South Carolina)
Spouse(s): Julia Ann Dismukes (b 18 September 1836 in Georgia, d 11 November 1920 in Covington County, Alabama), daughter of William "Billy" Dismukes and Susan Ann Daniel; she married 1st William L. Harris
Children: Lena Mae (King), Frederick Daniel, James Preston Jr., Robert, Jefferson Claud
Occupation: Farmer
Residence(s): Barbour County, Alabama; Clintonville and Elba, Coffee County, Alabama
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Submitter: Georgia V. Fleming E-mail: hyacinth@ala.net