William R. Rowley, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jo Daviess, was made
Brigadier-General and Provost Marshall on Grant's staff. General Rowley's
health failed him before the close of the conflict and he was unable to remain
with the Army until the end of hostilities, so returned to his home in Galena.
He was one of Grant's closest friends and until his death in 1886 the home of Rowley was
often visited by his Commander and a warm personal friendship existed between
the families.

Rowley's home on Hill Street was next to General Rawlins.

William R Rowley (b.ca 1824, NYC, NY), married Caroline Brush in Feb 1862, in North Port,
Suffolk, NY, and their children, Charles, Alice, and Martha.

William was in the Civil War as a 1st Lt, 45th Illinois Infantry


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