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Bowen, John

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 42, credited to Warren, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 1st USSS
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. B, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 12/10/63, m/i 12/18/63, Pvt, Co. F, 1st USSS, mwia, Spotsylvania, 5/12/64, d/wds 6/15/64

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1820, Charlotte, VT
Death: 06/15/1864

Burial: Loudon Park National Cemetery, Baltimore, MD
Marker/Plot: A/313
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Susan, 07/26/1864; minor, 05/12/1869
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

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BURIAL:

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Loudon Park National Cemetery, MD

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BIOGRAPHY

JOHN BOWEN was born in Charlotte, Vt., but enlisted from Warren. He was 42 years old, but strong and healthy, and he endured the hardships of a soldier's life better than most men of his age. I think that this was largely because he knew how to take care of himself and did not expose himself or use his strength unnecessarily like too many of the boys. While we were lying behind that breastwork of rails during that terrific cannonade on the last day at Gettysburg, Comrade Bowen thought he would peep over and see what was going on. Just then a round shot came bounding along and just ticked a rail only a few inches from his head and on it went. Heads along the line kept low for a time after that. Comrade Bowen re-enlisted December 10, 1863 in U. S. Sharp- shooters. Died May 15, 1864, of wounds received at battle of Wilderness.

Source: Sturtevant, p. 460