Samuel B. Owen

Memorial Location


  • Musician
  • Served: September 8, 1864 – July 8, 1865
  • U.S. Civil War — Company H, 146th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

Samuel Owen was born on July 23, 1829 in Canandaigua, New York. He married Priscilla Lunger June 27, 1850, in Erie PA. They moved to Manlius, Bureau County, IL, where he enlisted in Company H of the 146th Illinois Infantry on September 8, 1864, as a musician. He was discharged on July 8, 1865, in Springfield, IL.

Priscilla died in 1866 in IL. Samuel re-married to Emma Blake in 1867. They traveled to Minnesota, North Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Oklahoma, where he died October 7, 1922.

Adjutant General’s Report

The One Hundred and Forty-Sixth Infantry Illinois Volunteers was organized at Camp Butler, Ill., September 18, 1864, for one year, and Henry H. Dean appointed Colonel.

Companies C and B were ordered to Brighton, Ill., Companies D and H, Quincy, Ill., and Company F to Jacksonville, Ill., and were assigned to duty guarding drafted men and substitutes.  The remaining companies were assigned to similar duty at Camp Butler, Ill.
On 5th July, 1865, the Regiment was mustered out of service at Camp Butler, Ill.

Regiment lost during service by disease 38.