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Federal (USV)


Caleb Tillinghast Bowen

(1832 - 1906)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry

Before Antietam

From Wickford, he enlisted on 13 September 1861 in Company H, 4th Rhode Island Infantry. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 15 September, to First Lieutenant on 20 November, and to Captain on 11 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company L on 17 September 1862. He was a paroled by December 1862, but absent for wounds to July 1863, meanwhile having been transferred back to Company H in March. On 13 August 1863 he moved again, to Company G. He was captured in action at Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864, and paroled at Cox's Wharf, VA on 10 March 1865. He had been transferred (consolidated) into Company G, 7th Rhode Island Infantry on 21 October 1864. He was on leave until June 1865. He mustered out on 13 July 1865.

After the War

He moved west, living in Wisconsin by 1888, then in Portland, OR.

References & notes

Basic information from Dyer1. Death information from his gravesite on Findagrave. Details from a finding aid to his papers at the Online Archive of California at UC Santa Barbara.


06/18/1832; West Woodstock, CT


12/09/1906; Portland, OR; burial in Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, Portland, OR


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 1, pp. 249, 345  [AotW citation 14011]