He was born in 1841/42 (2 (19 in 1861), 8 (19 in 1861), 11 [39 in 1886], 12 [40 in 1886], 13 [35 in 1880]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 8, 12, 13). He was born to James Lowery and Mary Ann [unknown family name] (11, 12, 13).
When he enlisted, he was a wheelwright (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (2 [5'9"], 8 [5'5-1/2"]).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 September 1861 (1, 2, 8, 10 [10 Aug]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (1, 2, 8). He was a private in company C (1, 15, 16, 17).
On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 38 men who had less than fifteen months to serve who were unwilling to reenlist (3). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (5).
In 1880, he was living at 1260 Fleetwood Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his parents, James and Mary Lowry, and with his sister Emily Lowry (13). He was a wheelwright (13).
On 12 January 1886, he died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11, 12). He died of dropsy (12). He was married (12). He was a wheelright (12). The funeral was held at his parents' house, 1260 Fleetwood Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). On 15 January 1886, he was buried at Glenwood Cemetery (11, 12).
In 1890, his widow, Isabella Lowry, was living at 1 [?] Green Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)
2 letter, Gregory to Fricke, 18 November 1863
3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863
4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 21 November 1863 (Prvt Lowry)
5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Lowry)
6 company C, register of deserters, number 9 (Charles Lowery)
7 company C, register of men discharged, number 31 (Charles Lowery)
8 company C, descriptive roll, entry 48 (Charles Lowery)
9 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 45 (Charles Lowery)
10 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 204, page  (image 1302 on Ancestry), line 6 (Charles Lowry)
11 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer 15 January 1886 page 5 (Charles Lowery)
12 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 January 1886 (Charles Lowery)
13 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 391, microfilm series T9, film 1179, page 115 B = 17 handwritten (Charles Lowry)
14 National Archives Archival Research Catalog (accessed 24 July 2010) (Charles Lowery)
15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Lowry)
16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Lowrey)
17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Lowery)
|street name||Fleetwood St|
|dwelling visit #||138|
|family visit #||138|
|name||Lowry James||- Mary||- Emily M||- Charles|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Lady Shoemaker||Keep House||Dress Maker||Wheelwright|
|school this year|
|[the father's birthplace is Ireland, but his children's fathers' birthplace is Pennsylvania]|
LOWERY.--On the 12th inst., CHARLES, son of James and Mary Ann Lowery, aged thirty-nine years.
The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from his parents' residence, No. 1260 Fleetwood street, above Eleventh and below Thompson street, Twentieth ward. Interment private. Comrades of the Ninety first Pennsylvania Volunteers invited.[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 January 1886, Charles Lowery]