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John Stevens Bowen
Birth: Oct. 30, 1830
Bowen's Creek
Liberty County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 1863
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA

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. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Mary Lucrecia Preston Kennerly Bowen (1835 - 1904)*
  Menard Kennerly Bowen (1855 - 1899)*
  Anna Beauregard Bowen (1860 - 1940)*
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Cause of death: Dysentery
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Warren County
Mississippi, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 32.36324, -90.86289
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Record added: Feb 29, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 8600
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For service rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, General.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 13, 2016
Comment. The third sentence in the Bio that begins; General Bowen was captured at Fort Jackson and prisoner exchanged, etc. This is in error. He was "Paroled" but not "Exchanged." This is very importan, there is a vast different,
- James Earl (Sam) Price
 Added: Jun. 15, 2016
Error!!! Note Grave Stone above. General Bowen was actually a Major General instead.
- James Earl (Sam) Price
 Added: Jun. 12, 2016
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