Bowyer's Company, Virginia Heavy Artillery (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
Organized in May, 1861, as an infantry company. Assigned to the 28th Regiment, it was transferred to the artillery in August. The unit was involved in the Seven Days' Battles and the Second Manassas Campaign, then reported 11 casualties at Sharpsburg. On October 4, 1862, it disbanded and its 52 men were equally distributed to the Purcell and Fauquier Light Artillery Companies. Commanded by Captains Thomas M. Bowyer and John R. Johnson. AKA - Botetourt Artillery
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Recruited in Bedford County
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.