Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861
Private Rowe contracted pneumonia soon after arriving in Washington D.C. in the late fall of 1861. He was admitted to the hospital on November 13th and would soon be discharged for disability. On August 12th, 1862 he enlisted in Company K of the 85th Indiana Infantry where he served until his muster out on June 12th, 1865.
A pension was filed for minor children of Elisha in February of 1882 indicating he had passed away sometime before that date.
Unknown date of death or burial location .