FOWLER, A.W. (1837-1918) A.W. Fowler was born in Texas in 1837. He moved to the Central Texas area where he was mustered into service as a private on September 27, 1861. Fowler was a member of the 6th Texas Infantry Company A.
After the regiment was created, it proceeded to Arkansas. The regiment was taken prisoner at Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, Arkansas on January 11, 1863. Fowler was among the men captured and was sent to Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois. The regiment was exchanged with the Confederacy and was sent east of the Mississippi to Tennessee. Here they were consolidated with the 10th Texas Infantry and the 15th Texas Cavalry in May 1863. The new regiment participated in several battles in Tennessee. They were first engaged in Chickamauga, then in Nashville, next Murfreesboro and finally in Bentonville. Fowler states he ended his service on September 1, 1864, but military records show him being enrolled in St. Mary's U.S.A. Hospital in Montgomery Alabama for unknown battle injuries in 1865.
After the war Fowler worked as a farmer and laborer. By 1898 he was living in Austin, Texas and on June 19, 1918, he was admitted to the Confederate Home. Fowler died of paralysis on November 1, 1918 at the age of 81.
Information taken from: Death Certificate, Confederate Home Roster, Confederate Pension Application, the Compiled Military Service Record and Confederate Texas Troops at www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/regiments.htm