Jacob A Bowles


DeathJan. 28, 1935
CemeteryParkview (Hastings)
PostStrickland (Hastings)
Unit21st Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company K

Private Jacob A Bowles

Company K, 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry

Bowles was born in May 1846. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on

August 1, 1863. He served a little less than 2 years before being discharged on July 8, 1865 at Lynchburg, Virginia.

The 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry (also called 182nd Volunteers) was organized at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Cold Harbor (VA) (June 1-12, 1864). Regimental casualties were 7 killed and 45 wounded.

Siege of Petersburg and Richmond (VA) (June 16, 1864 to April 2, 1865).

Battle of Boydton Plank Road (VA) (October 27-28, 1864). Regimental casualties were 3 killed, 38 wounded, and 13 captured.

Appomattox Campaign (VA) (March 28-April 9, 1865).

At Appomattox Court House when General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia (April 9, 1865).

Bowles died on January 28, 1935 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Parkview Cemetery in Hastings (Adams County), Nebraska. Bowles was a member of the Strickland Post (#13) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Hastings.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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