|Birth: ||Oct. 30, 1830|
|Death: ||Jul. 13, 1863|
Civil War Confederate Major General. He graduated from the US Military Academy in 1856, was commission officer in the US Mounted Rifles and served on the frontier until resigning in 1856, to become an architect. When the Civil War began, he was commissioned Captain in the Missouri State Guard and quickly rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After being captured at Camp Jackson and prisoner exchanged, he assumed command of the Confederate 1st Missouri Infantry as Colonel in June, 1861. In March, 1862, he was promoted to Brigadier General and commanded a brigade at the Battle of Shiloh. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Port Gibson and was promote Major General in May, 1863. He led a division at the 1863, Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi and after suffering defeat at the Battle of Big Black River, he grew terribly ill. He surrendered when Vicksburg finally fell, was sent North as a prisoner of war and after being paroled, succumbed to dysentery. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
Cause of death: Dysentery
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Feb 29, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 8600
Added: Sep. 19, 2014
Don't mean to make any mad but Gen. Bowen along with all CS soldiers were paroled at Vicksburg. The only CS soldiers that became POWS were those who refused to sign their parole. Gen Bowen died near Edwards, Hinds County MS on a small family farm as he wa...(Read more)|
Added: Aug. 26, 2014
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.|
Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
Added: May. 20, 2014
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