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Guide to the Caleb T. Bowen Papers
Wyles Mss 44  
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Description
Primarily correspondence of a Civil War Union soldier, 4th Rhode Island Infantry, Co. H. .2 linar feet (1 box).
Background
Caleb Tillinghast Bowen was born on June 18, 1832 in West Woodstock, Connecticut. He married Lydia Waterman Knight in 1856, and they settled in Wickford, Rhode Island, where their son Edward was born two and a half years later. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Caleb Bowen joined the Rhode Island 4th Regiment, where he would attain the rank of captain. Captured twice by Confederate troops, Bowen nevertheless survived the war, being finally mustered out of service on July 13, 1865. The Bowens then began moving westward. They were living in Wisconsin when Lydia died in 1888. Caleb Bowen then died in Portland, Oregon on December 9, 1906.
Extent
.3 linear feet (1 half-size document box and 1 map folder)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
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