Back to all Post

Gowans, John – Age 21, Year: 1864 – 26th US Colored Infantry

John Gowans – 26th US Colored Infantry

NAID: 56936890   NAID File Unit: 56936887     Microform: M1824

Military Service

Unit: 26th US Colored Infantry

Regiment:  26 infantry

ID: 19403457

Company: F

Year: 1864

Year Enlisted: 1864

Enlisted term years: 3

Enlisted date: January 1, 1864

Enlisted state: New York (N.Y.)

Enlisted county: 

Enlisted town: New York


State born: Maryland (Md.)

County born: 

Town born: Baltimore

Occupation: Laborer

Physical Characteristics

Age: 21

Height: 5’ 7“

Complexion: Black (Blk, Bk or Bl)

Eye color: Black (Blk, Bk or Bl)

Hair color: Black (Blk, Bk or Bl)

Record Info

NAID: 56936890

NAID File Unit: 56936887

Microform: M1824

Have your own Civil War Ancestor story to share?

The museum invites descendants of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) to publicly present their family members’ ancestral information on the first Saturday of each month.

Learn how you can share