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Charles Frederick Bowers
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1838
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Apr. 22, 1862, USA

Charles Frederick Bowers/Bauer son of Stephen Gottlieb Bauer and Mary Glock died from wounds received in the battle at Shiloh, in Union Army, during the Civil War.
He was a great Uncle of mine.

Enlisted in 1861 in 46th Illinois Regiment, Company B. Feb 9th, 1862 at Camp Butts. Feb 12th boarded steamer, Memphis, headed for Ft. Donelson, TN. Feb 15th went into battle, captured Ft. Donelson under Gen Grant. Apr 4th, got marching orders. Apr 6th, first day of Battle of Shiloh. Was wounded carrying the flag. Lay in the field for 36 hours receiving 2 more wounds before getting to the hospital. Fellow soldier, R. Smith, found him and brought him to camp. Entries from Apr 8th through 12th were sparse, "feel better - some pain - weather cold and wet." Apr 14th placed on Steamer, Black Hawk, bound for Quincy, Ill, arriving on 18th. Last entry was April 19th, "In the hospital at Quincy." His death was April 22nd, 1862.

From Marty Cessna facebook June 4, 2015 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen Gottlieb Bower (1799 - 1886)
  Mary Glock Bower (1810 - 1878)
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Frederick Bowers (1838 - 1862)
  John L. Bowers (1840 - 1917)*
  David Bower (1842 - 1932)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sunset Cemetery
Quincy
Adams County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Phillip H. Pitzer
Record added: Jan 31, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10408404
Charles Frederick Bowers
Added by: Phillip H. Pitzer
 
Charles Frederick Bowers
Added by: Phillip H. Pitzer
 
 
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