Bowen, Henry

Ca. 1827 - ????

Henry Bowen was born in Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina, circa 1827. He was enslaved by Thomas Bowen, who took him to Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina, when he was a young boy. He grew up playing with and working alongside Ephraim Crandall. Bowen left the plantation in 1863 and joined Company H, 35th USCT that June. He was a resident of Washington in 1893. Henry stood about 5’ 10” and was described by military records as having black eyes, black hair, and a light complexion.

Muster Rolls

June 18, 1863: Enlisted at Washington, N.C.
June 30, 1863: Mustered in at New Bern, N.C.
to June 30, 1863: Present
July & August, 1863: Present
September & October, 1863: Present
November & December, 1863: Present
January & February, 1864: Present
March & April, 1864: Absent; detached Jacksonville Apr 26/64; stop: value of a Haversack
May & June, 1864: Present; stop value of Haversack
July & August, 1864: Present; stop val. 2 Hav'sacks
September & October, 1864: Present; stoppage for canteen
November & December, 1864: stoppage for Hav'sack
January & February, 1865: Present; stoppage for canteen
March & April, 1865: Present; stoppage for canteen
May & June, 1865: Present
July & August, 1865: Present; due gov't 1 Knapsack, 1 Haversack, 1 Canteen; Appt. Corpl. July 26/65.
September & October, 1865: Present; due gov't 1 Knapsack, 1 Haversack, 1 Canteen; Appointed Corporal July 26/65.
November & December, 1865: Present; due gov't 1 Knapsack, 1 Haversack, 1 Canteen; Appointed Corpl. July 26th, 1865.
January & February, 1866: Present
March & April, 1866: Present
June 1, 1866: Mustered out at Charleston, S.C.

Highest Rank Achieved:
Corporal
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