20 year old John E Rowell and his 40 year old father William enlisted together as Privates in Company E of the 22nd South Carolina Infantry in early 1862. Young John was wounded at Turner’s Gap in September 1862 but went home at the end of the war. William died of wounds in April 1865.

This photograph of John and his wife Francis Isabella taken many years later was shared on Family Search [free membership required].

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