Joseph Anthony Mower, American army officer. Served as enlisted man in Mexican War.
Mower, Joseph Anthony was born on August 22, 1827 in Woodstock, Vermont, United States. Son of Nathaniel and Sophia (Holmes) Mower.
Attended Norwich (Vermont) U., 1843-1845.
Served as enlisted man in Mexican War. Second in command Lieutenant, United States Army, 1855, First lieutenant, 1857. Commissioned captain United States Volunteers, 1861, major, 1862, lieutenant colonel, 1862, colonel 1863, distinguished himself at Battle of Vicksburg.
With General Sherman in march from Atlanta to sea. Commissioned brigadier general United States Volunteers, 1865, major general, 1865. Colonel United States Army.
In command Department Louisiana received many commendations from superiors during Civil War.