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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Jacob Andrew Bowers

(c. 1845 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company I, 15th South Carolina Infantry about 1 September 1861.

On the Campaign

Probably left behind, sick, in Maryland, he died of typhoid fever at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 10 October 1862 at about age 17.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried "along the west side and in [Mt Olivet] cemetery at Frederick [Maryland]". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database, who have him as J.A. Powers. Burial information from Pruett.1 Hospital details from the Patient List,2 also as J.A. Powers. His Mt. Olivet memorial is online from Findagrave, source of additional information.

Birth

c. 1845; Newberry District, SC

Death

10/10/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4575]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #9.607  [AotW citation 22035]