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Federal (USV)

Private

William H. Bowen

(c. 1834 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 126th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 28 year old farmer, he enlisted at Milo in Yates County, and mustered on 22 August as Private in Company B, 126th New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on Bolivar Heights at Harpers Ferry on 15 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 24 October 1862, probably in Annapolis, MD.

References & notes

Basic service from the Adjutant General1 who says he was killed outright on 15 September. Details from Willson2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1834; Kennebec County, ME

Death

10/24/1862 Annapolis, MD; burial in Annapolis National Cemetery, Annapolis, MD

Notes

1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1903, Ser. No. 36, pg. 873  [AotW citation 22358]

2   Willson, Arabella M., and the Historical Committee of the Regiment, Disaster, Struggle, Triumph. The Adventures of 1000 "Boys in Blue," from August, 1862, to June, 1865, Albany: The Argus Company, printers, 1870, pg. 420  [AotW citation 22383]