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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

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