Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
He enlisted as Private, Company K, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 9 December 1861 at Camp Hampton near Columbia, SC.
On the Campaign
He was severely wounded in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was home on furlough recovering, but was back with his Company by February 1863. He was sick in December 1863 and into April 1864, when he was furloughed for 60 days. He was admitted to a hospital in Williamsburg, VA with chronic bronchitis on 11 June and furloughed for another 60 days in July. He was in a hospital in Columbia, SC into October, then in Jackson Hospital in Richmond, VA, admitted 23 November for asthma and a hernia on his right side. On 30 November he was detailed as a nurse there and he was transferred to the Gardner Hospital in January 1865, with no later military record.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his wound at "Boonsboro" from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), also as Thomas Bolen and Bowlen, online from fold3.