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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Edgar C. Bowen

(Ap'd Wis.)


Born Elbridge, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1861, to June 23, 1865, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 12th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

First Lieut., 12th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Sep., 1865, to May, 1866; as Quartermaster, 12th Infantry, Oct. 10, 1865, to Aug. 4, 1866; in  p54 garrison at Washington, D. C., June, 1866; in arrest, June‑July, 1866; suspended from rank and pay, July 30, 1866, to Jan. 30, 1867; on frontier

(Transferred to 30th Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866)

duty at Ft. Sedgwick, Col., Feb. to June, 1867, — Scouting, to Oct., 1867, — Escorting Union Pacific Railroad Engineers, Oct. to Dec., 1867, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Dak., to May, 1868, guarding construction parties of Union Pacific Railroad, May to Sep., 1868, — Ft. Fred Steele, Wy.,

(Captain, 30th Infantry, Feb. 22, 1869)

to Nov. 11, 1868, — and Adjutant, 30th Infantry, Sep. 1 to Nov. 28, 1868; on General Recruiting Service, Nov. 28, 1868, to Jan. 20, 1871 (leave of

(Unassigned, March 23, 1869)

(Assigned to 11th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1871)

absence, Feb. to Aug., 1870); on frontier duty at Jefferson, Tex., Jan. to June, 1871, — and Ft. Richardson, Tex., June to Sep., 1871, — Scouting, Sep. to Dec., 1871, — Ft. Richardson, Tex., Dec., 1871, to June, 1872, — Escorting Texas Pacific Railroad Engineers, June, 1872, to June, 1873, — Ft. Richardson, Tex., June, 1873, to July, 1874, — Expedition in the Indian Territory, to Dec., 1874, being engaged in the Capture of a Band of Comanches at Elk Creek, I. T., Nov., 1874; on leave of absence, Aug. 18 to Dec., 1873, and Feb. 9 to May 11, 1875; on frontier duty at Ft. Sill, I. T., to Feb., 1876, — Ft. Brown, Tex., Aug., 1876, — and Cheyenne Agency, Dak., Sep. 4 to Nov. 5, 1876; on leave of absence, Nov. 5, 1876, to May 11, 1877; on frontier duty at Cheyenne Agency, Dak., and Scouting, May 11, 1877, to Oct. 27, 1878; on sick leave of absence, Oct. 27, 1878, to June 7, 1879; and Professor of

(Retired from Active Service, June 7, 1879,
for Disability contracted in the Line of Duty)

Military Science and Tactics, University of Minnesota, 1881‑82.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Civil History. — Professor of Military Science at Michigan Military Academy, 1900. — University of North Dakota, 1900‑1903. — Residence, Oshkosh, Wis.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Edgar Campbell Bowen, Born May 10, 1842.)

Military History. —

Captain, 30th Infantry, Feb. 22, 1869.

Assigned to 11th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1871.

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, June 7, 1879,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Since retirement, resided at Oshkosh, Wis.

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Captain, 30th Infantry, Feb. 22, 1869.

(Assigned to 11th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1871.)

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, June 7, 1879,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died, July 4, 1927, at Oshkosh, Wis.: Aged 85.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1931.º

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Bowen's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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