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Civil War Soldiers - Bowen
|BOWEN, JOHN S., Missouri.
Colonel, First Missouri Regiment Infantry, June ll, 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A C. S., March 14, 1862.
Major general, P. A. C. S., May 25, 1863.
Died July 16, 1863, at Raymond, Mississippi.
Brigade composed of Fourteenth, Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth
Arkansas Regiments Infantry, Adams' Arkansas Infantry Regiment, and
Jones' Arkansas Infantry Battalion.
Commanding the Fourth Division, Western Department, embracing the
brigades of Martin and Bonham.
Commanding Third Brigade, First Division, Army of the Mississippi.
Bowen, John S., born in Georgia, appointed from Georgia cadet
United States Military Academy, July 1, 1848; graduated thirty-eighth
in a class of fifty-two.
Brevet second lieutenant, First Mounted Rifles, July 1, 1853.
Second lieutenant, July 20, 1854.
Resigned May 1, 1856.
Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate
States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898
|Bowen, James, brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born
in New York city in 1808. Left an ample fortune by his father, he was
the first president of the Erie railway, holding that office for many
years. He was a member of the state legislature in 1848 and 1849, and
subsequently held various civic offices, being in 1855 the first
police commissioner in New York city. At the beginning of the Civil
war he raised several regiments, which were formed into a brigade, of
which he was made brigadier-general. After Gen. Butler left New
Orleans, Gen. Bowen went there, being made provost-marshal-general of
the Department of the Gulf in Dec, 1862. He resigned, July 27, 1864,
and on March 13, 1865, was made brevet major-general of volunteers.
His last public office was that of commissioner of charities, to which
he was appointed by Mayor Havemeyer, and which he held for many years.
Gen. Bowen was a man of unusual qualities, and numbered among his
intimate friends such men as Daniel Webster and William H. Seward. He
died at Hastings-on-the-Hudson, Sept. 29, 1886.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908