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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1832

Vol. I

(Born Pa.)

James M. Bowman

(Ap'd Pa.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1827, to July 1, 1832, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Third Lieut., Mounted Rangers, July 1, 1832.

Served: on the "Black Hawk Expedition," 1832, but not at the seat of war;a and on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1833, — Ft. Gibson,

(Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Aug. 14, 1833)

I. T., and Expedition to Tow‑e‑ash Villages, 1834, — Ft. Gibson, I. T.,

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, June 30, 1835)

1834, — Expedition to the Canadian River, 1835, — Ft. Gibson, I. T.,

(First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Oct. 15, 1836)

1835‑36, — Nacogdoches, Tex., 1836 — Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1836, — and Ft. Wayne, I. T., 1839.

Died, July 21, 1839, at Ft. Wayne, I. T.: Aged 31.

Thayer's Note:

a The phrase "but not at (the) seat of war" occurs frequently in the Register in connection with the Black Hawk War; the explanation in most cases is the one given in the biographical sketch of James Monroe (q.v.).

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