Col Thomas A Rowley

11 April 2020

This is Colonel Thomas A Rowley who commanded the 102nd Pennsylvania Infantry in Maryland in September 1862. His regiment was in reserve at Antietam on the 17th. This photograph of him was sold by Heritage Auctions in September 2016.

He was made Brigadier General in November 1862. He apparently went to pieces while in command of Doubleday’s Division at Gettysburg in July 1863 and was court-martialed and convicted on several charges, but remained in service on local defense duty in Western Pennsylvania. He resigned at the end of December 1864.

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