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    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Jan. 14, 1865

    • 1865-01-14
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry tells Ann that the ironclad C.S.S. Columbia ran aground and that he is back on a steamer. Most of the crew for the ship has been sent to Richmond, Va. He asks about the situation at home, and gives instructions...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Oct. 5, 1864

    • 1864-10-05
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry is near Raleigh and tells Ann that he and 40 others will be leaving for Charleston as marines. He mentions men being put in the guard house every day on their way to Richmond for the Petersburg siege. Henry ends...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Feb. 19, 1865

    • 1865-02-19
    • Henry tells Ann that he is on a train in retreat from Charleston. They went to James Island, but had no fight, then retreated back to NC. The troops were told to leave their clothes and belongings on the ship Indian Chief during the retreat from...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Dec. 8, 1865 [1864]

    • 1865-12-08; 1864-12-08; 1864-12-10; 1865-01-06;
    • Note: this letter is dated December 8, 1865, but Henry discusses events of Dec. 10, 1864 and of the new year, 1865. It may be that the letter was begun on Dec. 8, 1864, and finished in 1865. Henry tells Ann that he has transferred ships, but they...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Dec. 25, 1864

    • 1864-12-25
    • Henry tells Ann he wishes he were home for Christmas, but they have transferred to the new ship. He talks about life back home, and the value of Confederate currency. He tells her that Sherman now holds Savannah.
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Oct. 16, 1864

    • 1864-10-16
    • 2 page letter and envelope. Henry tells Ann that he is worried about yellow fever in Charleston. They have very little to do onboard the ship other than clean the deck. The crew is made of North and South Carolinians. The Yankees are shelling...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Nov. 13, 1864

    • 1864-11-13
    • 2 page letter and envelope. Henry has had a cold but is otherwise well. He gives Ann some ways she might send a letter to him; he is worried because he has not heard from her since Plymouth was taken by Union forces. He asks about some of the local...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Nov. 15, 1864

    • 1864-11-15
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry has learned from Keach that the Union did not garrison in Plymouth and so his mind is eased about the mail getting through. Henry hasn’t heard from Ann’s father and suspects something might be wrong there because...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Dec. 4, 1864

    • 1864-12-04
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry tells Ann that he has plenty of clothes, and plenty to eat. He will try for a furlough. He asks his parents to write. Henry hears conflicting news, but believes Sherman has burned Chattanooga and is headed for the...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Dec. 11, 1864

    • 1864-12-11
    • Henry writes a short letter to Ann on a piece of a letter she wrote him the previous October. He tells her he is fine, but dreams of being home. The city is alarmed about Sherman's coming, and rumors abound about his progress. Henry was glad to...
    • Bowen, Henry H.; Bowen, Ann L.;
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Dec. 15, 1864

    • 1864-12-15
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry gives advice about what needs to be done on the farm, and describes life on board the ship. He mentions the excitement around Sherman's march again. He talks about how the doctor is treating his head.
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Oct. 10, 1864

    • 1864-10-10
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry Bowen writes about getting to the receiving ship where he and the other Marines will stay until the ironclad is finished. Of being a Marine he says: “…we shal go a bord of her [the ironclad] as mariens which duty...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Jan. 2, 1865

    • 1865-01-02
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry describes the ironclad C.S.S. Columbia which he is now on; he describes their food, sleeping arrangements, guard duty, the type of men onboard, and gives a detailed account of size, weight, and strength of the...
    • Bowen, Henry H.

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