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Armed cdv of General Robert Cowdin
Armed cdv of General Robert Cowdin, taken by Anthony, NY.
See below for a brief biography. In fine condition, with wear as shown in the scan.

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Cowdin, Robert, brigadier-general, was born at Jamaica, Vt., Sept. 18, 1805. On May 25, 1861, he was appointed colonel of the 1st Mass. volunteers, which was the first regiment en- listed for three years or the war to reach Washington. He dis- tinguished himself at the battle of Blackburn's ford by his bravery, standing conspicuously in white shirt sleeves and re- fusing to sit down, saying "The bullet is not cast that will kill me today." He commanded a brigade from Oct., 1861, to Feb. 7, 1862, and then, returning to command of his regiment, took part in the Peninsular and Manassas campaigns. He was ap- pointed brigadier-general of volunteers, Sept. 26, 1862, his appointment expiring March 4, 1863, because it had not been ap- proved by the senate. During the war Gen. Cowdin engaged in the battles of Bull Run, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Glendale, Malvern hill and Chantilly. Upon the expiration of his commis- sion he returned to Massachusetts, and died in Boston July 7, 1874.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 8