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Confederate (CSV)


George Harrison Bowen

(1840 - 1916)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 22nd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Barkers, he enlisted as Private, Company G, 22nd Georgia Infantry on 30 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded by a shell in the side in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the St. Charles Hospital in Richmond, VA on 26 September and furloughed for 30 days in October. He was wounded again, at the Crater near Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864. He was in Jackson Hospital in Richmond with chronic diarrhea in September, furloughed for 30 days on 6 October, and was afterward listed as absent without leave. He was on a list of refugees and "rebel deserters" in Washington, DC on 27 February 1865, took an oath of allegiance there, and was furnished transportation to Salem, Illinois.

After the War

He was a farmer in Mississippi by 1880, then moved to Texas.

References & notes

His service from Henderson's Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives, online via fold3. His gravesite is on Findagrave. The pointer to Bowen and further details thanks to Barry Truluck from his research in a casualty list in the Richmond Enquirer of 17 October 1862, the US Census for 1850-1900, Confederate pensions in Texas, and the CSR.

He married Eppse Matilda Attkins (1843-1904) in March 1858 and they had a daughter Ida Matilda (later George, 1867-1939).


07/06/1840; Cobb County, GA


02/10/1916; McLennan County, TX; burial in McGregor Cemetery, McGregor, TX