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Confederate (CSV)

Private

James Philemon Bowers

(1836 - 1925)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company F as Private in 1861.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the hip in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Captured in action at Fredericksburg, VA on December 13, 1862 (giving his age as 26). Paroled at Richmond, VA on May 8, 1863. Captured near Spotsylvania, VA on May 23, 1864. Paroled for exchange March 14, 1865.

After the War

He farmed cotton in Georgia, then moved to Waelder, Texas in 1870. In 1882 he moved to Harper, TX.

References & notes

Basic information from Henderson1. Details from his service jacket at the National Archives. More information and a photo of unknown date online from family genalogists.

Birth

03/1836; Macon, GA

Death

12/20/1925 Junction, Kimble County, TX; burial in Junction, TX

Notes

1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 6 (posted online by Ray Fincham, Jr.)  [AotW citation 13281]