Pleasant Bowman Military Records


Pleasant Bowman, first son of William H and Julia Ann (Andis) Bowman, served in the Civil War from 1861-1863.  He entered the Army on 31 Oct 1861 at Keck's Church, Indiana (by Captain Keck), and was mustered 21 Nov 1861(by Lt. Bickham).

Pleasant was in Company K, 49th Infantry from Indiana.  On his muster papers, he was listed as a farmer. He was described as having dark eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5'10" tall, and age 18. 

Pleasant received wounds in the battle of Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi in December of 1862, and died a month later.  According to a letter sent to Pleasant's parents (William H and Julia Ann) from Paducah KY, he died at the W S General Hospital #3 on January 16, 1863. It is unknown where he is buried.

In all cases, a copy of the original document is shown first, and, where words are difficult to read, full transcription follows.  For purposes of authenticity, I have transcribed the information  exactly as it is written - with all punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure the way it appears in the original text.


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no date Pleasant's Service Card
05 April 1862 Letter from Pleasant sent to family
10 May 1862 Letter from Pleasant sent to family
17 October 1862 Letter from Pleasant sent to family
21 December 1862 Letter from Pleasant sent to family
04 May 1863 Pleasant's death notification
no date Martin County Gold Star Honor Roll for Civil War
49th Infantry Regimental History