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Gen George Washington Bowie
Birth: 1827
Maryland, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 1901
Martinez
Contra Costa County
California, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A native of Maryland, Bowie was first commissioned into military service during the Mexican War. Assigned as a First Lieutenant with the 15th Infantry Regiment, he would serve with distinction during the war and would be brevetted to the rank of Major by war's end. Returning to civilian life, he moved to California in 1850 and became involved in politics. In 1854, he was elected to the California state assembly. He also made unsuccessful campaigns for the United States House of Representatives in 1854, Governor of California in 1858, and California State Attorney General in 1860. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Bowie was commissioned to the rank of Colonel and assigned command of the 5th California Infantry Regiment, serving until he was mustered out in 1864. For his services during the war, he was brevetted Brigadier General of Volunteers on March 13, 1865.
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Burial:
Alhambra Cemetery
Martinez
Contra Costa County
California, USA
Plot: 47, Cypress
 
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Originally Created by: Fionne
Record added: Feb 28, 2003
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Gen George Washington Bowie
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Gen George Washington Bowie
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Gen George Washington Bowie
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Companion #01282 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
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