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  • Historic Pocket Testament of James B. Bowen, 26th Indiana Infantry / Sold

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    Pocket Testament of James B. Bowen, 26th Indiana Infantry - Inventory: HIS 101 / Sold

    New Testament carried by James B. Bowen and identified by multiple inscriptions. The front cover is inscribed in period ink “James B. Bowen Co.B. 26th Ind.” The following page is again inscribed with his name and unit, as well as a personal note. The next page contains the following inscription, “J.B.B. Killed in battle, Benjamin Hargis Capt. Co.B, disabled and discharged, brought this book home with him. No Bowens to be found, gave it to his nephew W.S. Reevee, then 4 years old who kept it 78 years-this 1939.” Another inscription notes that the Testament was a gift from Samuel Rogers Adams, Chaplain of the 26th.  

    James Bowen:

    Residence Oak Station IN;

    Enlisted on 8/30/1861 as a Corporal.

    On 8/30/1861 he mustered into "B" Co. IN 26th Infantry

    He was discharged for disability on 3/7/1864

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    Inventory Number: HIS 101 / Sold