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Confederate (CSV)


Robert S. Bowie

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as 3rd Sergeant, Company B, 37th Virginia Infantry on 22 April 1861. He was elected 2nd Lieutenant, Company K on 22 April 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Chancellorsville, VA, on 1 May 1863 and treated at hospitals in Richmond and at Emory & Henry. He was court martialed 15 December 1863 for drunkenness, verdict not given. He was captured at Spotsylvana Court House, VA on 10 May 1864 and held at Fort Delaware. He was one of the "Immortal 600" officers sent to Hilton Head, SC as a "retaliatory prisoner" in August 1864, was at Fort Pulaski, GA in October, back to Hilton Head in November, and returned to Fort Delaware on 12 March 1865. He was released 16 June 1865 after taking the oath of allegiance.

References & notes

His service from Rankin1 via the Historical Data Systems database. His Sharpsburg wound detail from a casualty list in the Abingdon Virginian of 3 October 1862 online from the Library of Congress.


1   Rankin, Thomas M., 37th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987  [AotW citation 21757]