Company A 22nd Infantry
Cornelius Bowler was born in Derbyshire, England in 1846.
He enlisted as a Private in
Company A of the 22nd Infantry for a period of 5 years on
November 8, 1869 at Brooklyn,
New York. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 8 ¾ inches tall, had light brown hair, grey eyes and a
dark complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Groom.
Private Bowler died at Fort Sully, Dakota Territory on August 31, 1870.
His cause of death was recorded
in the Register of Deaths in the Army as inflammation of the
originated in the Line of Duty. In the Returns of the 22nd Infantry for the month of August 1870
the cause was listed as Pneumonia and Enteritus.
Cornelius Bowler was buried in
the Post Cemetery at Fort Sully in Grave Number 12.
In May 1895 his remains were re-interred in the National Cemetery at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Plot: Section G, site 3092
Grave marker for Cornelius Bowler
Photo by KAB from the Find A Grave website
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