Warrenville and the American Civil War: March 1863

In March Ferdinand Fowler was discharged from the 105th Illinois Infantry due to illness. His parents, Henry and Esther, were no doubt glad to have their son home on the farm the family had been living on just south of Warrenville.  Sadly, Ferdinand was only back on the farm for one week before he succumbed to a disease of the lungs on March 19. Before the Fowler’s could even begin to emotionally recover, the news of the death of their youngest son, Daniel, reached them.  He had died in Gallatin, Tennessee on March 21st.  Daniel’s body arrived home on the 27th of March.  It cost $63 to have his body sent to Warrenville, including the sparse coffin it was shipped in.  Elder Barkley preached Dan Fowler’s funeral sermon at the Methodist Church.

Taken from the Warrenville Historical Society’s program “1863 in 48 Minutes” that was held on January 27, 2013.

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