Bennett Rowe was a resident of Mansfield on May 31, 1861 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. C of the 1st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery; he reenlisted as a Veteran on December 28, 1863 and mustered out September 25, 1865.
He was born about October, 1837 in Salem, Massachusetts; he is not living in Mansfield in the 1860 U.S. census. After the Civil War, he moved to Beverly, Massachusetts and worked as a house painter. Bennett Rowe married Harriet Sophia Prentiss on November 29, 1866 in Beverly. Children include: Lena Davis Rowe, born February 21, 1868; Bennett Prentiss Rowe, born October 14, 1880 and Annie Lavina Rowe born November 20, 1882.
On October 1, 1896, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 1,181,833 that was granted under certificate No. 937,056.
Bennett Rowe died on May 23, 1929 according to pension records. His burial place is not known.