Elijah F. Owen was a resident of Mansfield on November 8, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he died of disease January 27, 1863 at Fredericksburg, Virginia.
The descriptive muster roll of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 43 and his occupation as operative. His is described as 5’ 9” tall with a dark complexion and dark eyes and dark hair. His marital status is married.
He was born about 1818 in Mansfield, probably to Elijah and _____ Owen. In the 1860 census in Ashford, Connecticut, he is a 42 year old farmer. Elijah Owen of Chaplin married Lucinda Brown of Ashford on December 17, 1843 in Ashford. Lucinda Owen received a widows pension and a guardianship pension was later filed for the minors of Elijah Owen.
Elijah F. Owen died on January 27, 1863 and is buried at the South Cemetery in Ashford, Connecticut.