Reuel Ewer, about 1862.
Born in Pennsylvania, about 1830.
Died (of "swamp fever") in the Regimental Hospital in Helena, Arkansas, August 19, 1863, age 32 or 33.
[Reproduced from a "tintype" by and courtesy of Allen J. Stover, now in the possession of Marge Stover.]
From Dave Ludwig 1999 research:
From "Roll of Honor No. 3 Names Of Soldiers who died in Defense Of The American Union interred in Arkansas...... Washington: Government Printing Office 1866." (from information compiled by the Quartermaster General's Office.) He's listed as no. 221, which appears to be an alphabetical numbering of the dead.
An elaborate certificate!
And well preserved. (thank you.)
Reuel's name is on the left, about half-way down.
At the bottom are notes regarding Private Reuel Ewer detailed below.
Details from the certificate:
Although the bottom of the certificate seems personalized for Reuel Ewer, the footnotes on the lower right of the certificate are not specific to Reuel Ewer, but rather to other men in Company "C."
Also enumerated on the certificate is Reuel's (probable) half-brother, Isaac, also a member of "Company 'C'."
Back to the Ewer reunion....