Friday, October 11, 2013

George H. Bowes, 8th., Illinois, Cavalry.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: BOWES, GEORGE H. Rank: PVT. Company: F. Unit: 8 IL US CAV. Personal Characteristics. Residence: WASHINGTON, WILL CO, IL. Age: 19. Height: 5' 8. Hair: LIGHT. Eyes: GRAY. Complexion: LIGHT. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: IL. Service Record. Joined When: OCT 3, 1861. Period: 3 YRS. Remarks: DISCHARGED FOR WOUNDS RECD IN ACTION MAR 6, 1863.

Surgeon General Files.

George H. Bowes, private, 8th., Illinois Cavalry, Co. F., was in a skirmish, September 13, 1862, was shot in the abdomen, near Middletown, Maryland, and left on the field, later to be taken to a hospital.  Bowes states that the day previous to the battle of South Mountain his regiment was in the advance, skirmishing with the enemy, when he became engaged in a hand to hand encounter with a rebel horseman.  The man fired several shots at him with his revolver, one took effect in his abdomen.

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