T. J. Bowman"Jeff"
(? - 1862)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Texas Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was in Company M.
In the Antietam Campaign:
[On September 15] Jeff Bowman stole away from the company and secreted himself in the upper story of a building near where the Yanks were crossing the creek and about one hundred and fifty yards from them. From a window in the house he could see them distinctly and could not resist the temptation to shoot. He fired about sixty rounds at them before they located him and dislodged him. They trained a piece of artillery on the house and when the first shot passed through it Jeff "skedaddled" back to camp. It is highly probable that Jeff did effective work in that little battle staged all by himself.He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. On September 15th he left the Regiment; fired on Yankees at Antietam from the second stroy of a house; some 50 shots (Hamilton, p. 14).
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pg. 143 [AotW citation 1589]
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