91st PA: Alpheus Henry Bowman

Alpheus Henry Bowman

picture of Alpheus Bowman
Thanks to Joe Fulginiti for this image

Before the war

He was born on 28 February 1842, in Loudoun County, Virginia, to Henry Alpheus Bowman (born in Virginia) and Martha K Polk (born in Tennessee). [sources: date: 71, 79; 27 (22 in 1861), 24 (84 in 1926), 28 (77 in 1920), 31 (38 in 1880), 37 (22 in 1861), 39 (20 in 1860), 40 (22 in 1861), 62 (68 in 1910), 63 (10 in 1850). place: 17, 28, 31, 62, 71, 79; New Castle County, Delaware according to 37, 39, 40, 63, 72, 78. parents: 28, 79]

In 1850, he was living in New Castle County, Delaware. He was living with his parents Henry and Martha Bowman, with George, Robert, and Rebecca Bowman (presumably his siblings), and with various other people (presumably boarders). He had attended school within the year. [source: 63]

In 1860, Alpheus H Bowman was living in the fifth ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a druggist. He owned $1,000 in personal property. [source: 39]

From 1860 to 1861, he was a cadet in the Pennsylvania Military Academy. [source: 71]

When he enlisted, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 40]


According to his volunteer enlistment, he had hazel eyes, black hair, and a dark complexion. According to the regimental descriptive book of the 3rd Pennsylvania Artillery, he had a fair complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair. He was 5 feet 11 inches tall. [sources: 37, 40]

During the war

Service in the 91st PA

He joined and was mustered into service as captain on 7 October 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was mustered into service as captain on 3 December 1861, by Lieutenant Peirce. He was captain of company B. [sources: 1, 9, 17, 27, 38, 40, 67, 70, 71, 83]

At the end of November 1861, his company still had space for ten men. [source: 77]

According to an 1890 biographical note, from December 1861 to April 1862, he was "[i]n the field, ... scouting country he knew all about". [source: 71]

In May 1862, he preferred charges of desertion against Elias Swire. [source: 75]

On 22 May 1862, he signed a certificate of disability for discharge for Edward J Doolittle, who was a member of company H of the 9th New York cavalry, but temporarily attached to Bowman's company. [source: 82]

On 29 June 1862, he, along with the other commissioned officers in the regiment (except Colonel Gregory), signed a statement denying accusations that they were on the verge of open mutiny, that the regiment had been reduced to 400 men, and that Colonel Gregory was too lenient to Confederates and too harsh to men in the regiment. [source: 66]

From the time the company formed, Bowman and his first lieutenant, Morris Kayser, clashed. Kayser behaved disrespectfully toward Bowman, and apparently perpetrated many "provocations". At least one soldier believed that Kayser wanted to command the company. (Bowman's absence on scouting duty may help explain this; if Kayser was acting in command of the regiment, he may well have resented Bowman, and Bowman may well have been worried about losing his command.) [source: 14]

This long-simmering tension came to a head on 26 July 1862. Bowman had asked Sergeant William Elder to bring the morning report to him in his quarters for his signature. Kayser asked Elder whether taking the report to the Captain was his custom, and Elder said it was, when the Captain so ordered. Kayser insisted the Captain had no right to sign it if he was not at the company quarters, and Kayser signed it. When Elder told Bowman, this obviously infuriated Bowman, who went to the regimental headquarters, at the provost marshall's office, in Alexandria Virginia. Kayser had just entered the quartermaster's office, with Francis Gregory. Bowman asked, "Who put you in charge of my company?". Kayser replied, "In your absence I supposed I was in command". (Bowman suggested that he also said "I'm always in command of the company", but no witnesses confirmed that.) Bowman then told Kayser, 'You are a liar, you God damned son of a bitch'. He hit him twice in the face, knocking a pipe out of his mouth, and was about to hit him a third time when Benjamin Tayman intervened. Kayser then stepped into a doorway, and told Bowman, "Captain, you are my superior, but I'll strike you if you do it again". Bowman walked out and sat down, holding the morning report book. Kayser stood near George McNeil, who apparently was a clerk in the office, and according to McNeil said "I've got him where I want him. I've been waiting for this", and left. According to Charles King (A) [either Charles King or Charles J King], Bowman also called Kayser a "damned rascal", said he could whip him in two minutes, and said (looking King in the face) "I would put a ball through him". Francis Gregory (A) and Lt M B Ewing (1st Ohio Light Artillery) were also present. [sources: 13, 14]

Because of this, he was charged with "conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman", violating article 83 of the Articles of War. [sources: 13, 14]

On 20 August 1862, he was tried by a general court martial, with Lieutenant Colonel Edward Wallace presiding. He pled guilty to the specification, and not guilty to the charge. They found him guilty of the specification and the charge, and sentenced him to be dismissed. However, because they believed that Kayser had practiced "a long and aggravated series of provocations", they asked the reviewing authority to reduce the sentence to this: "That the prisoner be suspended 3 months--all pay + allowances stopped--that he shall be confined to camp while in camp or garrison and when on the march that he march in rear of his company". Despite their request, on 12 September 1862, the original sentence was confirmed, and he was dismissed. [sources: 9, 13, 14, 17, 27 (by order of General Wadsworth, dated 10 September 1862), 40 (same as 27)]

He was on "special duty engaged at the battle of Chantilly, Va." on 1 September 1862. His horse was killed under him in an assault on a railroad crossing. He was injured by the fall, and spent the night on the field. [sources: 24, 71]

The Secretary of War apparently wrote a letter giving him permission to re-enter the army "with Gov. permission" (presumably, with the Pennsylvania Governor's permission). It is tempting to think that his service at Chantilly may have played a role in the Secretary's decision. [source: 40]

On 13 December 1862, he was again dismissed, along with fifteen other officers, "by direction of the President", "for being in the city of Washington without proper authority". Morris Kayser later refers to this, claiming that he was dismissed a second time, by order of the President, after he had been reinstated, and while he was still in Washington DC. [sources: 26, 30]

He was recommissioned on 15 December 1862. According to the January-February 1863 muster roll, he was reinstated on 12 September 1862, but was mustered into service on 22 December 1862. Perhaps the effective date of his reinstatement was 12 September, when he was dismissed. He was mustered into service for three years on 22 December 1862, at Washington DC. [sources: 9, 10 (12 September), 17, 27, 40]

He was under medical treatment from 22 December 1862 to 12 February 1863. [source: 27]

He reported for duty on 12 February 1863. When he returned, he corrected the false report of Joel Week's death. Also, Morris Kayser went absent without leave about the time Bowman returned to the regiment. [sources: 10, 11, 27]

On 18 March 1863, he led a detail on picket duty. [source: 12]

He was commanding his company during the Battle of Chancellorsville, on 1 and 3 May 1863, and was slightly wounded in the left leg by a rifle bullet on 3 May 1863. [source: 71]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [sources: 65, 71]

Sinex gave him permission to fall back to the rear of the regiment on 2 July 1863, near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. On 8 August 1863, the regiment reported that he had not been heard from since then. He received a surgeon's certificate at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, recommending extending his leave for 15 days from 10 August 1863, because of gastric irritation. Another medical certificate, dated 27 August, recommended him for light duty, because of gastric irritation and diarrhea. He was supposed to report for duty to the departmental commander at Philadelphia; his leave expired 6 September. [sources: 3, 4 (15 Aug), 5 (12 Aug, 9 Sep), 15 (15 Aug), 27 (12 Aug), 29]

On 31 August 1863, someone wrote a letter under the pseudonym 'J Burnside', charging him with 'disgraceful conduct' while at Philadelphia, and (apparently) with leaving the battlefield at Gettysburg without permission. Sinex thought it was written by an officer with whom Bowman had long been "on unfriendly terms"; each "would consider he had done good service, by having the other Cashiered". It seems likely that the author was Morris Kayser. Sinex also said that Bowman had permission to leave the regiment at Gettysburg, that the denunciation did not make any specific charges, and that he had no information about his conduct in Philadelphia. [source: 5]

His leave expired on 6 September 1863. On 9 September 1863, he was declared absent without leave. He reported for duty on 14 September 1863. [sources: 5, 32, 33, 34]

He accompanied a fatigue detail on 20 September 1863. He was responsible for the loss of one axe in September 1863. [sources: 6, 7, 35]

He was honorably discharged on 26 September 1863. He was captain of company B. The order dismissing him came from the Adjutant General's Office, Washington DC, dated 23 September 1863, and the regiment received it on 26 September. It apparently listed "dis[ability] and absence without leave" as the reasons for his discharge. [sources: 1 (10 Sep 1862), 2, 17 (23 Sep 1863), 22, 27 (26 Sep 63; citing SO 426 paragraph 6 AGO 1863), 36, 71 (25 Sep 63), 83.

After his discharge, a board of survey was appointed to inventory and report the condition of the public property transferred to Morris Kayser. [source: 8]

Service in the 3rd PA Heavy Artillery

He then enlisted and was mustered into service as a private, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 24 December 1863 as a private in battery L of the Third Pennsylvania Artillery, also known as the 152nd Pennsylvania Regiment. He was mustered in by First Lieutenant E H Miles, of the 3rd Artillery (152nd PA). He was then 22 years old, and claimed his occupation was "soldier". His enlistment was credited to the 4th district of the 24th ward of Philadelphia. He was paid $60 in bounty. He joined under Circular from Provost Marshall General's Office, in Washington DC, dated 24 October 1863. [sources: 17, 37, 40]

When he volunteered, he had to sign a declaration that claimed:

... that I have never been discharged from the United States service on account of disability or by sentence of a court-martial; or by order before the expiration of a term of enlistment; ...

[source: 37]

The surgeon who examined him had to fill out a form, which claimed Bowman had never been sick, did not then have a disease, had never had fits, had never been wounded in the head, had never had a fracture, dislocation, or sprain, was not in the habit of drinking, was not subject to the piles, had no trouble urinating, had been vaccinated against smallpox, and had a normal head, face, etc.. The only other comment is that he had a "varicocele", on "Genital and Urinary Organs". [source: 37]

He attended Artillery School from 24 December 1863 to 21 March 1864. [source: 71]

He joined the regiment on 4 January 1864. He was promoted to first sergeant on 24 January 1864. [sources: 17, 21, 37]

On 21 March 1864 he was appointed second lieutenant. On the same day, his application for ten days leave was approved. He needed the leave "to procure a military outfit" at his home in New York City. He joined the Post of Fort Monroe, Virginia, where the 3rd Pennsylvania Artillery was stationed, on 1 April 1864, after his leave of absence. [sources: 17 (2nd Artillery), 21 (3rd Artillery), 37, 40 (3rd Artillery), 71 (24 Mar 64, 2d PA Art)]

He was detached from Fort Monroe for service at Cherrystone, Eastern Shore, Virginia, by regimental [?] order dated 6 April 1864. He continued there until July 1865. [source: 37]

He was appointed first lieutenant on 1 September 1864. He was mustered in for three years, on 9 September, at Fort Monroe, Virginia, to date from 1 September. He had last been paid through 30 July 1864. [sources: 17, 19, 21, 37, 40, 71]

According to the November/December 1864 muster roll, he was on special duty as Assistant Provost Marshall, Commanding US Forces in Northampton County, Virginia. He was at Eastville, Virginia. According to the January/February 1865 and March/April muster rolls, he was assistant Provost Marshall "Onancock [?] E.S. Va". According to the May/June 1865 muster roll, he was commanding Post Drummondtown. [source: 37]

He received a telegram on 20 July 1865, relieving him of duty on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. He sent a telegram from Drummondtown to Major N Church, the Assistant Adjutant General, asking whether he could have a few days grace, because it reached him late. He rejoined his regiment on 25 July 1865. [source: 37]

He was present at Fort Monroe in August 1865. In September 1865, he was on special duty as a member of a General Court Martial, per District Special Order No 15 "C.S." [?]. [source: 37]

In October 1865, he was absent on detached service in the Freedmen's Bureau, per District Special Order 86 "C.S.". [source: 37]

He was honorably mustered out with his battery on 9 November 1865. [sources: 17, 21, 40, 71]

After the war

He was in Europe during the winter of 1865-1866. [source: 71]

He was appointed second lieutenant of the 27th Infantry on 28 July 1866. (He accepted or was accepted on 3 October 1866.) He was appointed first lieutenant on 5 March 1867. He was regimental adjutant of the 27th Infantry from 1 January 1867 to 14 June 1869. [sources: 16, 17, 71]

He was at Fort Kearney from December 1866 through October 1868, "actively engaged against hostile Indians in northwestern Wyoming, particularly with reference to Ft. Phil. Kearney, Ft. C. F. Smith and Ft. Reno, as the Regt. Adjt., 27th Inf.". In October through December 1868, he was in the field, in operations "against hostile Indians [in] southwestern Nebraska and Kansas". He was Post Adjutant at Fort Kearney and AAG for the District of the Powder River County from December 1866 to October 1868. [source: 71]

He was transferred to the 9th infantry on 14 June 1869. [sources: 17, 71]

In November 1876 through January 1877, he was involved "in [a] campaign against hostile Cheyenne Indians". [source: 71]

From the fall of 1879 through winter of 1880, he was involved "in [a] campaign against hostile Indians". [source: 71]

In 1880, he was in Snake River, Carbon, Wyoming, apparently with five men, led by Lennard Hay. He was on the Wyoming frontier through 1884. [sources: 31, 71]

He was appointed captain on 19 May 1881. [sources: 17, 71]

In 1884, he was dealing with "Chinese riots" in Wyoming and Utah. [source: 71]

In 1885, he was dealing with "indian disorders [on the] frontier of Kansas". He also had "various Indian duties in Arizona". [source: 71]

In February 1894, he was appointed to a general court martial, which was to meet at the Madison Barracks, New York, on 21 February. He was a captain in the Ninth Infantry. [source: 41]

In March 1895, he was detailed to a court martial at Fort Niagara, New York. He was a captain in the Ninth Infantry. [source: 42]

In February 1896, he was detailed to a court martial at Madison Barracks, New York. He was a captain in the Ninth Infantry. [source: 43]

He married Lillie J Bartlett at New Haves [probably New Haven], Connecticut, on 12 January 1898. She was born in 1864, in Connecticut. [sources: 20, 24, 28, 62, 80]

On 5 May 1898, he was ordered to report to an Examining Board in Tampa, Florida, when they required him to examine whether he was fit for promotion. [source: 44]

He was appointed major of the Second Infantry effective 30 June 1898. [sources: 17, 45]

In 1900, he was living in Rowell Barracks, Cuba. He was a Major in the 2nd Us Infantry. [source: 78]

He was appointed lieutenant colonel of the Fifth Infantry on 2 February 1901. [sources: 16, 17, 46]

In March 1901, he was detailed as a member of the examining board at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. He was relieved by April 1901. [sources: 47, 48]

He was appointed colonel of the Twenty-fifth Infantry effective 16 April 1902. The President sent his nomination to the Senate on 17 April 1902. [sources: 16, 17, 49, 50]

He was scheduled to retire in 1908. As part of a plan to retire older officers, he was appointed brigadier general, and immediately retired. [sources: 16, 23, 51, 52, 71]

He moved to Washington in approximately 1903. He had served in the Spanish-American War and in the Phillipine Insurrection. [source: 24]

Bowman and his wife attended receptions at the White House on 12 January 1905 (with about 2200 other people), and on 16 February 1905 (with about 3000 other army and navy officers). [sources: 53, 54]

In December 1905, a jury assessed him $200 for benefits resulting from joining Kalorama avenue northwest from Columbia Road to Nineteenth Street. [source: 55]

He and his wife attended a reception at the White House on 4 January 1906. They attended another reception (for "heroes of Army and Navy") on 8 February 1906. [sources: 56, 61]

In 1910, he and his wife Lillie were living at 1905 Kalorama Road, Washington DC. He listed his occupation as "Retired General USA". [source: 62]

They spent the summer of 1910 in Capon Springs, West Virginia. [source: 60]

In 1914, architectural drawings were made for an oriel window for him, for 1905 Kalorama Road, Northwest, Washington DC. The Library of Congress has them, as part of the Waggaman & Ray Archive. [source: 18]

In 1920, he and his wife Lillie J Bowman were living at 1905 Kalorama Road, in Washington DC. They owned the house, and it was not mortgaged. He was not working. They had a Negro servant, Minnie Dennis [?], who was 30 years old, and had been born in Alabama (as had her parents). [source: 28]

On 24 July 1922, the society page of the Washington Post announced that they had closed their house and were spending the rest of the summer in Maplewood, Massachusetts. [source: 59]

He suffered an apoplectic stroke, and fell on the Connecticut Avenue Bridge, in Washington, on Sunday 7 November 1926. He was found unconscious. [source: 24]

He died on Wednesday, 10 November 1926, in Emergency Hospital, Washington DC. Funeral services were held from his home, 1905 Kalorama Road, at 2.30 PM on Friday 12 November. Reverend Z B Phillips of Epiphany Church officiated. The pallbearers were Brigadier Generals HF Rethers, and RD Potts, retired, Colonels HD Wise, JO Skinner and FO Johnson, retired, and Lieutenant Colonel James Regan. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. [sources: 16, 24, 25, 79]

He was a member of the Order of the Cincinnati, Society of Santiago, Sons of the American Revolution, Loyal Legion and Cosmos club. [sources: 24, 73]

His widow, Lillie J Bowman, successfully applied for a pension on 9 December 1926. [sources: 16, 57]

In 1930, his widow, Lillie J Bowman, was living at 1905 Kalorama Road, Washington, DC, with two servants. [source: 64]

Mrs Alpheus H Bowman purchased a ticket to the Epiphany Church home ball, for 27 November 1931. [source: 58]

In 1940, his widow, Lily Bowman, was living at 2301 Connecticut Avenue, Washington DC. She was living with a nurse, Nan White. She had four years of college education. [source: 81]

In 1946, his widow, Lillie J Bartlett Bowman, died. She was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia. [source: 80]


1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster.)

2 Official Army Register.

3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 28 August 1863

4 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 7 September 1863

5 letter, Sinex to Thomas, 14 September 1863

6 letter, Gregory to Marvin, 2 October 1863

7 special order 85, HQ 91st PA, 20 September 1863

8 special order 101, HQ 91st PA, 3 October 1863

9 regimental descriptive book

10 consolidated morning report, 13 February 1863

11 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 14 February 1863

12 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 18 March 1863 (Capt Bowman)

13 general order 27, Headquarters Military District of Washington, 12 September 1862 (Alpheus H Bowman)

14 court-martial record, Alpheus Bowman

15 letters received, #18, received 28 August 1863, dated 12 August; #21, received 2 September, dated 27 August; #22, received 2 September, dated 27 August; #27, received 15 September, dated 7 September (A H Bowman)

16 pension index, by regiment (Alpheus H Bowman)

17 Francis B Heitman. Historical register and dictionary of the United States Army, from its organization, September 29, 1789, to March 2 1903. Washington: GPO, 1903. page 234. (Alpheus Henry Bowman)

18 Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Catalog, searched 2 August 1902 (AH Bowman)

19 Official Army Register, p.806 (Alpheus H Bowman)

20 'Bowman/Bartlett New Haves, Conn.'. message posted on "Bowman Family Genealogy Forum" at Genealogy.com, by sheilab, 1 November 1999.

21 Bates [see #1 above], under 152nd PA, p.751 (Alph. H. Bowman) [Note: Bates' summary of the 2nd PA Artillery (112th PA) does not mention Bowman)

22 special orders received, 91st PA

23 obituary, New York Times 12 November 1926 page 23 column 3. (Brig. Gen. Alpheus Henry Bowman) [This seems to have several mistakes, including reporting his death date as 11 November, and claiming he was appointed Captain in the 25th regular infantry in 1866.]

24 obituary, Washington Post 12 November 1926, page 4, column 5 (Brig Gen Alpheus H Bowman)

25 death notices, Washington Post 12 November 1926, page 3, column 1 [two death notices, one from the MOLLUS]

26 statement by Morris Kayser, from his court-martial record

27 compiled service record

28 1920 US census, Washington DC, enumeration district 273, sheet 2A, lines 29-31 (Alpheus H Bowman)

29 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 8 August 1863 (Capt. Bowman)

30 special order 393, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, 13 December 1862 (E [sic] H Bowman)

31 1880 US census, Snake River, Carbon County, Wyoming, supervisor's district [blank] enumeration district 15, page 98A = page 9 handwritten (AH Bowman)

32 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 9 September 1863 (Capt Bowman)

33 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 15 September 1863 (Capt AH Bowman)

34 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 19 September 1863 (Capt Bowman)

35 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 21 September 1863 (Captain Bowman)

36 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 27 September 1863 (Capt Bowman)

37 compiled service record, Alpheus H Bowman, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery

38 Co.B, List of commissioned officers (Alpheus H Bowman)

39 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 5, northern division, page 50, line 29 (Alpheus H Bowman)

40 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 22 May 2004 (Alpheus H Bowman [2 cards--91st PA and 3rd Artillery])

41 'The United Service'. New York Times, 19 February 1894, page 5 (Alpheus H Bowman)

42 'The United Service'. New York Times, 9 March 1895, page 2 (Alpheus H Bowman)

43 'The United Service'. New York Times, 9 February 1896, page 6 (Alpheus H Bowman)

44 'The United Service'. New York Times, 5 May 1898, page 5 (Alpheus H Bowman)

45 'The United Service'. New York Times, 15 August 1898, page 3 (Alpheus H Bowman)

46 'The United Service'. New York Times, 26 February 1901, page 5 (Alpheus H Bowman)

47 'The United Service'. New York Times, 19 March 1901, page 5 (Alpheus H Bowman)

48 'The United Service'. New York Times, 2 April 1901, page 6 (Alpheus H Bowman)

49 'The United Service'. New York Times, 18 April 1902, page 3 (Alpheus H Bowman)

50 'The United Service'. New York Times, 17 May 1902, page 10 (Alpheus H Bowman)

51 'Sumner and Wood to be Major Generals'. New York Times, 18 July 1903, page 3 (Alpheus H Bowman)

52 'The United Service'. New York Times, 15 August 1903, page 9 (Alpheus H Bowman)

53 'White House Guests'. Washington Post, 13 January 1905, page 9 (Alpheus H Bowman)

54 'Last most brilliant'. Washington Post, 17 February 1905, page 9 (Alpheus H Bowman)

55 'Jury makes awards'. Washington Post, 13 December 1905, page 16 (Alpheus H Bowman)

56 'President and wife give reception to diplomats'. Washington Post, 5 January 1906, page 9 (Alpheus H Bowman)

57 pension index, by name (Alpheus H Bowman)

58 'Vice President to attend Epiphany Home Ball'. Washington Post 27 November 1931, page 8

59 'Society.' Washington Post 24 July 1922, page 7.

60 Washington Post 4 June 1910, page 7

61 'Heroes of Army and Navy Guests in the White House'. Washington Post 9 February 1906, page 10

62 1910 US census, Washington DC, precinct 1, supervisor's district D.C., enumeration district 217, page 53 = 18B handwritten (Alpheus H Bowman)

63 1850 US census, Delaware, New Castle County, [illegible], microfilm series M432, film 54, page 184 (Alpheus Bowman)

64 1930 US census, Washington, District of Columbia, 8th precinct, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 191, microfilm series T626, film 297, page 183 A = 11 handwritten (Lillie J Bowman)

65 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (A H Bowman)

66 'Ninety-first Pennsylvania Regiment'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 July 1862, page 2 (A H Bowman)

67 'Camp Chase at Gray's Ferry' Philadelphia Inquirer 19 October 1861 page 8 (- Bowman)

68 'Camp Chase', Philadelphia Inquirer 30 November 1861 (AH Bowman)

69 'Departure of Col. Gregory's regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 22 January 1862 page 2 (A H Bowman)

70 'Local intelligence', Philadelphia Inquirer 19 September 1862 page 8 (AH Bournman)

71 Powell, William H. Powell's records of living officers of the United States Army. Philadelphia: LR Hamersly & 1890. Page 75. (Alpheus H Bowman)

72 John Walter Wayland. A History of Shenandoah County, Virginia. Page 589. Reprint of the 2d, augm. ed., 1969, published by Shenandoah Pub. House, Strasburg, Va..

73 Register of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Compiled from the Registers and Circulars of the Various Commanderies by J. Harris Aubin. Boston: Published under the Auspices of the Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, 1 January 1906. (Alpheus H Bowman)

74 National Archives Archival Research Catalog (accessed 24 July 2010) (Alphens [sic] H Bowman)

75 court-martial transcription, NARA, RG 153, 16 May 1862, Elias Swire (A H Bowman)

76 'From Washington' (Philadelphia Inquirer 25 September 1862, page 4) (Alpheus H Bowman)

77 'Attention!', Philadelphia Press, Thursday 28 November 1861, page 3 [also printed on 27 November 1861 page 3] (A H Bowman)

78 1900 US census, Island of Cuba, Rowell Barracks, Pasa Caballos, 2d U.S. Infantry, E.D. 113, microfilm series T623, film 1838, page 206 = 1 A handwritten (Alpheus H Bowman)

79 Find a grave, memorial 30165462, created by Yellowcloud, added 29 September 2008, accessed 14 July 2013 (includes a photo of Bowman, and of the headstone) (Alpheus H Bowman)

80 Find a grave, memorial 19477985, created by Debbie Robinson, added 21 May 2007, accessed 14 July 2013 (Lillie J Bartlett wife of Alpheus H Bowman)

81 1940 US census, Washington DC, police precinct 13, tract 40, e.d. 1-533, microfilm series T627, film 571, page 409 = 6 A handwritten (FamilySearch) (Lily Bowman)

82 'Certificate of disability for discharge', for Edward J Doolittle (H 9th NY Cav, temporarily attached to B 91st PA), 22 May 1862, Alexandria, Virginia (A H Bowman)

83 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Alpheus H Bowman)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1870 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 23 March 2011)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 14 July 2013
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 14 July 2013)
The war of the rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies
series 1, volume 12 (searched for 'Bowman', 14 July 2013, on Cornell's Making of America site)
Paul Taylor He hath loosed the fateful lightning: the Battle of Ox Hill (Chantilly), September 1, 1862 (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Books, 2003)
[no references to Bowman or to 91st PA in index (checked 20 August 2013)]


Alpheus Henry Bowman in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Alpheus Henry Bowman in the 91st PA database

County history

[source: John Walter Wayland. A History of Shenandoah County, Virginia. Page 589. Reprint of the 2d, augm. ed., 1969, published by Shenandoah Pub. House, Strasburg, Va..]

Alpheus Henry Bowman, born 1842, in Loudoun county, Va., was brigadier-general, U.S.A.

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 9 Mar 2014, from Fold3]

Bowman, Alpheus H.
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Capt. | Capt.
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