Many of my relatives fought in the Civil War. In fact, my grandmother stated that 8 uncles (probably granduncles) fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy.
One of my ancestors, John Parker Bowman, of Lexington, Missouri was a Lieutenant Colonel, having joined the Missouri State Guards in 1861, raising Bowman's Regiment, and fought in the battles of Carthage, Wilson's Creek, Lexington and others. The last battle he fought in was that of Elkhorn Tavern (Pea Ridge). He died of exposure on retreat from that battle. He was buried in Fairview Cemetery in Van Buren, Arkansas.
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