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Confederate (CSV)


Richard Bowen

(c. 1832 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

By 1850 he was a farmer in Cleveland County, NC. On 27 December 1861, by then a blacksmith, he enlisted at York Court House as Private, Company C, 17th South Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was seriously wounded in action at "Boonsboro" - Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 13 October 1862, probably at the CS Army hospital in Winchester, VA.

References & notes

Thanks to Barry Truluck for details above from his research in the 1850 and 1860 US Census, his Compiled Service Records (via Fold3), and the Roll 1 for Company C, which has him killed outright on South Mountain. His gravesite is on Findagrave as R.T. Bowen.

He married Mary M. Randall (1830-1887) in 1851 and they had four children.


c. 1832


10/13/1862; Winchester, VA; burial in Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, Winchester, VA


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Company C, Seventeenth Regiment Infantry  [AotW citation 22064]