James Dowling Bowman

James Dowling Bowman

Jamestown, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 5 Feb 1914 (aged 77)
Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section B, Plot 15, Grave 3
Memorial ID 17403849 · View Source
Suggest Edits

James studied law and was admitted to the bar in Mercer county, Pennsylvania. Soon after being admitted to the bar, he went to Bathrop, Louisiana and practiced law in Morehouse and adjourning parishes for four years.

He served as a first Lieutenant in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and soon after its close came North and engaged in the mercantile business in Linesville, where he also practiced law.

He was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant of the "Davenport Rebels" – Company G, 15th Regiment Louisiana Infantry on August 6, 1861. He is recorded as being a native of Pennsylvania and was a lawyer in Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, Louisiana before the onset of the war.

He was among the wounded at the June 30, 1862 battle of Frazier's Farm, Virginia. Likewise, he was wounded at Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863. Further, he was captured in the wake of the Wilderness battle on May 10, 1864 and was confined to Fort Delaware.

Thenceforth, he was shipped to Charleston, South Carolina on August 20, 1864. Placed on Morris Island as a "human shield", it was there and then when the United States Government began its deliberate and persistent torture upon him.

He was removed to Fort Pulaski, Georgia and then was returned to Fort Delaware. There, he gave his Oath on June 16, 1865.

He along with 599 other Confederate officers became known as the "Immortal 600". - Military bio courtesy of Stonewall

James and Emily Bowman had four known children: Freddie W., who died at the age of 5; an un-named infant; Orline, and Professor Roscoe Bowman.

Family Members


  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: MissingHim
  • Added: 12 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17403849
  • Jane Stacy Eubanks
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Dowling Bowman (11 May 1836–5 Feb 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17403849, citing Linesville Cemetery, Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .