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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Milledge Langdon Bowie

(1836 - 1912)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In or after 1859 he was a Private in the Hayneville Guards (1st Battalion, 58th Alabama Militia). He enlisted in Company D (renamed E, M) formed from that Militia unit, as it became part of the 6th Alabama Infantry on 17 April 1861 at Hayneville, AL. They mustered into Confederate service at Fairfax, VA on 16 May 1861. He was elected Captain at the reorganization of 28 April 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was furloughed due to his Sharpsburg wound through December 1862, in Columbia, AL. He commanded the Regiment as senior officer at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863 after Colonel Lightfoot was wounded there. He was himself wounded in action at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864 and his left leg was amputated. He retired from active service.

After the War

He was living in Lowndes County, AL at the Alabama veteran census of 1907.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1, and from roster data as compiled by James D. Allen on his Regimental site. His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has his first name as Millage.

Birth

04/09/1836; Edgefield County, SC

Death

04/14/1912 Fort Deposit, AL; burial in Myrtlewood Cemetery, Fort Deposit, AL

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15799]