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Federal (USV)


Daniel Bowers

(1836 - 1917)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

From Johnson County, IN, he mustered as Private, Company H, 19th Indiana Infantry on 29 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862:

A round ball had entered on the left side, two inches outside of the nipple, escaping near the centre of the back, on the same side. He expectorated blood slightly soon after he was wounded.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital in Middletown, MD where, 26 days after he was wounded (10 October), a surgeon noted

No grave symptoms ensued, and the wound was nearly closed. He said he was well.
He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 25 November and was transferred USA General Hospital #1 on 6 March 1863. He was discharged on 25 April 1863.

References & notes

Service information from the Adjutant General.1 Hospital details from the Patient List.2 The medical quotes from Frank Hastings Hamilton's Treatise on Military Surgery and Hygiene (1865, online) His gravesite is on Findagrave.




06/06/1917; burial in Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Franklin, IN


1   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 4, pg. 408  [AotW citation 22161]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #838  [AotW citation 22162]