David Bowen


BirthMay 1, 1838
DeathOct. 17, 1933
CemeteryGrand Island (Grand Island)
PostLyon (Grand Island)
Unit139th Illinois Infantry, Company K

Private David Bowen

Company K, 139th Illinois Infantry (100 days-1864)

Bowen was born in Canada on May 1, 1838. He was residing in Geneseo (Henry County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on May 26, 1864. He was mustered on June 1, 1864 and went on to serve about 5 months. He was discharged on October 28, 1864 at Peoria, Illinois.

The 139th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Peoria, Illinois on June 1, 1864. The regiment was involved in action against General Sterling Price’s invasion of Missouri in 1864.

Bowen died on October 17, 1933 at the age of 95 years. He is buried in the Grand Island Cemetery in Grand Island (Hall County), Nebraska. Bowen was a member of the Lyon Post (#11) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Grand Island.

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


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