Brevet Major Charles Stuart Bowman (USA)

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Charles Stuart Bowman

Birthplace: FL, United States
Death: January 13, 1868 (30-31)
Kerr County, TX, United States
Place of Burial: Wilkes Barre, Pa.
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt. Colonel (USA) Alexander Hamilton Bowman and Marie Louise Bowman
Brother of Louisa Otis; Mary Ellen Bowman and Private

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About Brevet Major Charles Stuart Bowman (USA)

Charles Stuart Bowman was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy in 1860. Bowman mustered Kansas volunteer and Native American companies for the Union Army, commanded Fort Leavenworth for a time, and developed a reputation as an efficient cavalry officer, eventually becoming an inspector of cavalry for the War Department. Brevetted major for his actions commanding an independent detachment of the 4th United States Cavalry at the Battle of Okolona during the Meridian expedition, Charles S. Bowman died on January 13, 1868 while in Texas commanding the cavalry detachment at Camp Verde, Texas.

Find A Grave: Cullum's Biographical Register of the Graduates of the Military Academy Volume 2, page 760 Charles Stuart Bowman Born Florida Appointed at Large Military History: Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1855 to July 1, 1860, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Brevet Second Lieutenant of Cavalry July 1, 1860.

Served: on frontier duty at Fort Smith, Arkansas 1860 to 1861, Fort Washita, Indian Territory 1861 and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1861. Promoted to Second Lieutenant, 1st Cavalry on December 2, 1860.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States 1861 to 1866: on detached duty in the District of Kansas, headquarters at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas June 10, 1861 to March 28, 1863. Promoted to First Lieutenant, 1st Cavalry, April 25, 1861; 4th Cavalry August 3, 1861. Promoted to Captain, 4th Cavalry July 17, 1862.

In Major General Rosecrans' Tennessee Campaign, commanding Battalion, July to October 1863 being engaged in the Skirmish of Sparta, Tennessee August 24, 1863, Battle of Chickamauga, September 19 to 20, 1863 and Skirmish at Washington, Tennessee September 29, 1863; on march from Pulaski to Memphis, Tennessee thence to Okolona, Mississippi and returning to Memphis January-February 1864; as Acting Inspector of Cavalry. Promoted to Brevet Major February 20, 1864 for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Cavalry Expedition in Mississippi.

Military Division of the Mississippi March 1864; on special service at the Cavalry Bureau, Washington, D.C. April 1 to May 16, 1864 and at Camp Davis, Sandy Hook, Maryland May 16 to July 1, 1864; as Special Inspector of Cavalry, Department of the Tennessee, July 1, 1864 to January 5, 1866 and on sick leave of absence January 5 to November 20, 1866.

Served in command of Camp Verde, Texas November 20, 1866, to January 13, 1868. Died January 13, 1868 at Camp Verde, Texas; aged 31.

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Brevet Major Charles Stuart Bowman (USA)'s Timeline

FL, United States
January 13, 1868
Age 31
Kerr County, TX, United States
Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes Barre, Pa.