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A. B. Bowden, Pvt., Co. K, 25th Alabama Infantry
Elia A. Bowden, Pvt., Co. K, 25th Alabama Infantry, born in Mongore, Co. Ga, 8/19/28, after the

war in lived in Kinston, Al.
John F. Bowden, Pvt., Co. K, 25th Alabama Infantry
William M. Bowden, Pvt., Co. K, 25th Alabama Infantry

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- Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records


Alfred B. Bowden, age admitted St. Mary's Hospital, Dalton, Georgia November 28, 1862 with Chronic Diarhea [sic], vaccinated for small pox December 20, age 20, furloughed December 10/13, 1862 for 30 days to Elba, Coffee County, Alabama, discharged February, 1863

William L. Bowdin, Private, Company K, 25th Alabama Infantry, 24 year old Farmer, born in St. Clair County, Alabama, died at Barlow's Mills, Alabama on January 7, 1862, his widow, Sarah Ann L. Bowdin filed claim for settlement of his claims July 28, 1862

John F. Bowden, Private, Company K, 25th Alabama Infantry, paroled June 1865
his file shows correspondence from the War Department to the Commandant, Confederate Soldier's Home, Mountain Creek, Alabama of November 2, 1914

Elia A. Bowden, Private, Company K, 25th Alabama Infantry, enlisted August 30, 1862 at Montgomery, Alabama, retired November 28, 1864, Invalid Corps., P. A. C. S., no further records

M311: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama


Organized: Mobile, AL on 1/8/62
Mustered Out: 4/9/65 at Smithfield, NC

This regiment, made up of Loomis' and McClellan's battalions, was
organized at Mobile, December, 1861.

It was engaged at Shiloh, April 6th and 7th, at Farmington, May
9th, and at Bridge creek, May 28th and 29th. A1though with
General Bragg in Kentucky, it did not take part in any serious

At Murfreesboro, December 31st to January 2, 1863, it was
distinguished and suffered severe losses in both officers and
men. It was at Chickamauga, September 19th to 20th, and at
Missionary Ridge, November 23 to 25, 1863; fought with Johnston
in the Georgia campaign in 1864, and was particularly noted for
its brilliant record at New Hope, May 25th to June 4th,
especially in the battle of the 25th.

In Hood's first sortie from Atlanta, July 22nd, and the second
sortie at Ezra Chapel, July 28th, the regiment lost half its
force. It was engaged in the battles at Columbia, November 29th;
at Franklin, November 30th, and at Nashville, December 15th to

Fought at Kinston, March 14th, and Bentonville, N. C., March 19
and 21, 1865. It was consolidated about April 9th with the
Twenty-second, Thirty- ninth and Fiftieth Alabama under Colonel
Toulmin, and was surrendered at Greensboro, N. C.

Among its killed and wounded were Captain Harper, who fell at
Shiloh; Capts. Archibald A. Patterson an D. P. Costello, and
Lieuts. W. C. Gibson and H. B. Schofield, who were killed at

Its commanders were Cols. John Q. Loomis and George D. Johnston,
afterward brigadier-general, and Lieut.Col. William B. McClellan.
Maj. Daniel E. Huger, at one time in command, was killed at
Chickamauga while serving as assistant inspector-general on
General Manigault's staff.

Source: Confederate Military History, vol. VIII, p. 134

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