Newton Bowman


BirthMarch 9, 1846
DeathJune 28, 1930
CemeteryMitchell (Mitchell)
PostAkers (Mitchell)
Unit50th Illinois Infantry, Company H

Private Newton Bowman

Company H, 50th Illinois Infantry

Bowman was born in Pennsylvania on March 9, 1846. He was residing in Rushville (Schuyler County), Illinois when he enlisted on February 25, 1864. Bowman was mustered 2 days later and served about 16 months. He was mustered out on June 22, 1865. Additional notes regarding Bowman include:

Illinois enlistment records indicate that his last name was spelled “Boweman”.

Illinois records reflect that Bowman was wounded during the War. No information was available on the extent of the wound.

Bowman was mustered out of the regiment at Quincy, Illinois.

Bowman joined the 50th Illinois Infantry during the final stages of the War. During his enlistment, the regiment was part of several battles and military operations. A partial list includes:

Atlanta Campaign (GA) (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Battle of Allatoona (GA) (October 5, 1864).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (SC/NC) (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 20-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of the Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Bowman died on June 28, 1930 at the age of 84 years. He is buried in the Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell (Scotts Bluff County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Akers Post (#355) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Mitchell.

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


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