91st PA: Alpheus Henry Bowman--obituaries

Alpheus Henry Bowman--obituaries

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New York Times

[source: New York Times 12 November 1926, page 23, column 3]

Fought in Civil War, Was With the Colors More Than Forty Years.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (AP).--Brig. Gen. Alpheus Henry Bowman, U. S. A., retired, died here today at the age of 84.


General Bowman entered the military service of the United States in 1861, when he enlisted with the Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War. In 1866 he was appointed a Captain in the Twenty-fifth regular infantry. He was with the colors for more than forty years, retiring in 1903 as a Brigadier General.

His Civil War record included the command of a company of volunteers in the Army of the Potomac.

Washington Post obituary

[source: Washington Post 12 November 1926 page 4 column 5]

Retired Army Officer, 84, Saw Service in Civil and Spanish Wars.

Funeral services for Brig. Gen. Alpheus H. Bowman, retired army officer, who died Wednesday in Emergency hospital, will be held at 2:30 p. m. today from his home, 1905 Kalorama road. The Rev. Z. B. Phillips, Epiphany church, will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in Arlington National cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brig. Gens. H. F. Rethers, R. D. Potts, retired; Cols. H. D. Wise, J. O. Skinner and F. O. Johnson, retired, and Lieut. Col. James Regan.

Big. [sic] Gen. Bowman, who had been in serious condition since he was found unconscious after an apoplectic stroke and a fall on the Connecticut Avenue bridge Sunday, was 84 years old, and was a native of Virginia. He served as a non-commissioned and commissioned officer in Pennsylvania volunteer infantry and artillery units in the civil war, and was wounded in the battles of Chancellorsville and Chantilly.

His active service also included the Spanish war and the Phillipine insurrection, and he was a member of the Order of the Cincinnati, Society of Santiago, Sons of the American Revolution, Loyal Legion and Cosmos club. He had lived in Washington 23 years. The widow, Mrs. Lillie J. Bartlett Bowman, survives.

Washington Post death notice

[source: Washington Post 12 November 1926, page 3, column 1]

BOWMAN--On Wednesday, November 10, 1926, Brig. Gen. ALPHEUS H. BOWMAN, U. S. A., retired, beloved husband of Lillie J. Bartlett Bowman.

Funeral from his late residence, 1905 Kalorama road northwest, on Friday, November 12, at 2:30 p. m. Kindly omit flowers. (New Haven, Conn. papers please copy.)

BOWMAN--The District of Columbia Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States announces the death of Companion ALPHEUS HENRY BOWMAN, Brigadier General, U. S. Army, at Washington, D. C., November 10, 1926.

Funeral services will be held at his late residence, 1905 Kalorama road, on Friday 12th instant, at 2:30 p. m. Interment at the National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.


G. H. POWELL, Recorder

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