This is the fourth and last post in a series on the service of Captain Erwin Ambrose Bowen of the 28th New York Volunteers and the 151st New York Volunteers. We are grateful to Mary Z. Robinson for sharing her ancestor’s story with us.
Presented here is the narrative of Harry Bowen, the youngest son of Captain Erwin Bowen, Co. D, 28th New York Volunteers. Harry attended the 1902 40th reunion of the regiment at Culpeper, VA, and the dedication of the 28th NY monument in the Culpeper National Cemetery. This document was in the collection of Lon Lacy, received from Capt. Bowen’s descendant, Mary Z. Robinson, in 2012 at the 150th anniversary of the battle. Continue reading “Captain E. A. Bowen, Part 4; A Visit to Culpeper”
Report of Col. Charles A. Ronald, Fourth Virginia Infantry, commanding First Brigade.
Hdqrs. First Brig., Virginia Vols., Valley District,
August 15, 1862.
Sir: Before the brigade became engaged in the battle of Cedar Run, on Saturday, the 9th, Brig. Gen. Charles S. Winder was mortally wounded, whereupon the command devolved on me. In obedience to your order, therefore, I have the honor to submit the following report of the pat taken by the First Brigade in the battle of Cedar Run, Culpeper County, on the 9th instant: Continue reading “No. 31. Col. Charles A. Ronald.”
Extract from letter of Colonel Hazael Joseph Williams, Fifth Virginia Infantry, on the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia, August 9, 1862.
August 17, 1886.
The distance my regiment was from the Culpeper Road was about 600 yards. (The regiment of the brigade were arranged as follows: Right [to left] Twenty-seventh Virginia, Thirty-third Virginia, Fifth Virginia, Second Virginia, Fourth Virginia.) The two regiments on my right was held back by a charge being made by a brigade of Federals, under the command of Colonel [Joseph Farmer] Knipe, if I mistake not. Continue reading “Col. Hazael J. Williams; (1886 letter).”
Report of Capt. Charles L. Haynes, Twenty-seventh Virginia Infantry.
Camp Near Gordonsville, Va., August 13, 1862.
Sir: I respectfully submit the following as a report of the part my regiment took in the battle of the 9th instant near Ripley’s Station, in Culpeper County, Virginia: Continue reading “No. 35. Capt. Charles L. Haynes.”
Report of Lieut. Col. Edwin G. Lee, Thirty-third Virginia Infantry.
Camp Garnett, Va.,
August 13, 1862.
Captain: In obedience to orders just received I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by me in the action of August 9 at Cedar Run: Continue reading “No. 36. Lieut.-Col. Edwin G. Lee.”
Report of Maj. Gen. Ambrose P. Hill, C. S. Army, commanding Light Division.
Headquarters Light Division,
Camp Gregg, March 8, 1863.
Colonel: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the Light Division, under my command, at the battle of Cedar Run: Continue reading “No. 50. Maj. Gen. Ambrose P. Hill.”
Report of Brig. Gen. L. O’B. Branch, C. S. Army, commanding ____ Brigade,
with extracts from his journal.
Hdqrs. Branch’s Brigade, A. P. Hill’s Division,
August 18, 1862.
Sir: I have the honor to report that on Saturday, August 9, while on the march toward Culpeper Court-House, I was ordered to halt my brigade and form it in line of battle on the left of and at right angles to the road. Continue reading “No. 55. Brig. Gen. L. O’Bryan Branch.”