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1864 Jan. 6
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1864 Jan. 6
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 6 January 1864, from John R. Bowles of Company F, 6th Virginia Cavalry to his mother and sisters living in Baltimore, Maryland, stating that he had been given a furlough to acquire horses for the company and regiment, that he had been able to visit relatives in Botetourt County, Virginia, and sending news of them home. Bowles comments on the battle of Gettysburg. He also asks how his family and friends in Baltimore are doing and describes some aspects of life as a soldier
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Biographical or historical data
John R. Bowles was born in Virginia. His family moved to Baltimore, Maryland, and he eventually became a clerk by 1860. During the Civil War, Bowles enlisted in Company F, 6th Virginia Cavalry 15 January 1863. Several times he was detailed acquire horses for the regiment. Bowles was promoted to corporal and then to sergeant by the end of the Civil War. He took the oath of allegiance 31 May 1865 at Lynchburg, Virginia, and apparently returned to Baltimore.
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Vi
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Letter
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
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4
Immediate source of acquisition
Brian and Maria Green, Inc.
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000502990
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
p.

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