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Dr William Whitfield Bowlby
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1836
Death: Sep. 11, 1886

Attended Columbia College, New York

Military History: Assistant Surgeon 26th Reg. N.J. Vol. Inf. (9 mos.); resigned Dec 20, 1862; Assistant Surgeon 2d Reg. N.J. Cav.; promoted, Dec. 4, 1863, to Surgeon 3d Reg. N.J. Cav.; mustered out. Aug 1, 1865; source - College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Department of Columbia College in the City of New York, Catalogue of the Alumni, Officers, and Fellows, 1807-1880, published Bradstreet Press, 1880, p 100

Buried at Union Cemetery; Hackettstown, N.J.;
photo source - John Kuhl
"William Whitfield Bowlby, a younger brother of Dr. L.C. Bowlby, graduated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1862. He entered the army as surgeon of the Third New Jersey Cavalry. He had popular manners, was very social and fluent. His promotion was rapid, and at the Grand Review of the Army of the Potomac, he rode in the staff of the famous General Custer. The subsequent history of Dr. Bowlby is not known, only that his death occurred at the Asylum at Morris Plains, in 1886."

Source: "A Medical History of the County of Warren, 1765-1890," by T.G. and J.C. Johnson, Newark, N.J., 1890, pp 79-80. 
Family links: 
  Samuel Coleman Bowlby (1801 - 1883)
  Salinda Carter Bowlby (1806 - 1893)
  Jennie Bowlby (____ - 1882)*
  Henry Carter Bowlby (1831 - 1833)*
  Luther Calvin Bowlby (1833 - 1874)*
  William Whitfield Bowlby (1836 - 1886)
*Calculated relationship
Union Cemetery
Warren County
New Jersey, USA
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Record added: Aug 10, 2009
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Dr William Whitfield Bowlby
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United States of Americal proudly salutes you for your unselfish service and sacrifice in our countrys time of need.
- Wayne Apgar
 Added: Mar. 3, 2011
Thank you for your medical serviceduring the Civil War.
 Added: May. 31, 2010

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