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“Bowen’s Regiment Virginia Mounted Riflemen”
1863
May Formed by adding eight companies to Baldwin’s Partisan Rangers. Baldwin’s two companies became Company A and Company E of the new regiment. Colonel Henry S. Bowen, Lieutenant Colonel John T. Radford and Major Henry F. Kendrick were assigned as field officers.

Many of the new recruits had served in the 37th Virginia Infantry Regiment. The regiment was assigned to the Department of Western Virginia.

September 1 Jonesboro, Tennessee
September 12 Jonesboro, Tennessee
September 21 Jonesboro, Tennessee
October 24 Nicholas County
December 9 Logan County
December 15 Scott County
December 17 Russell County
1864
April Assigned to Jenkins’ Cavalry Brigade, Department of Western Virginia.
April 24 Breathitt County, Kentucky
May Assigned to McCausland’s Brigade of Lomax’s Cavalry Division, Army of the Valley.
May 7 Abb’s Valley
May 9 Cloyd’s Mountain
May 10 New River Bridge
May 13 Jackson’s Ferry & Covington
May 15 Abb’s Valley
May 31 Pike County
June 1 White Sulpher Springs, WV
June 2 Covington VA
June 4 Panther Gap
June 6 Goshen
June 7 Buffalo Gap
June 8 Staunton Road
June 10 Arbor Hill, Newport, Middlebrook and Brownsburg
June 11 Lexington
June 13 Buchanan
June 15 Fancy Farm
June 16 Otter River
June 17 Forrest Depot
June 18 Lynchburg
June 20 Liberty
June 21 Salem
July 3 Leetown
July 4 North Mountain Depot
July 7 Hagerstown, MD
July 8-9
Battle of Monocacy

Major Kendrick was wounded in the hip and captured.

July 10 Urbana, MD
July 11 Rockville, MD
July 12 Attack on Fort Stevens, Washington D.C.
July 14 Edwards Ferry VA
July 15 Snicker’s Gap, VA
July 16 Loudoun County
July 18 Ashby’s Gap, VA
July 19 Berry’s Farm
July 20 Stehenson’s Depot, VA
July 23 Second Battle of Kernstown
July 29 Mercersburg, PA
July 30 Burning of Chambersburg
August 2 Cumberland, MD
August 4 New Creek, WV
August 5 Shenansoah Valley
August 7
Battle of Moorfield

Federal cavalry caught McCausland’s brigade in camp by surprise after Union ‘Jesse Scouts’ dressed in Confederate grey captured the picket. The camp was overrun at dawn, capturing around five hundred men from the brigade. The catured men were imprisoned at Cam Chase, Ohio, for the rest of the war.

August 9 New Creek Station VA
August 10 Charles Town, WV
August 11 Newtown, VA
August Assigned to Bradley Johnston’s Brigade of Lomax’s Cavalry Division
August 15 Charles Town, WV
August 17 New Creek, WV
August 21 Summit Point, WV
August 25 Kearneyville, WV
August 28 Opequan Creek, VA
September 1 Brandy Station, VA
September 2 Bunker Hill, VA
September 3 Berryville, VA
September 4 Maritinsburg, WV
September 10 Big Spring WV
September 12 Darkesville, WV
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester

The regiment acted as rear guard while Early’s army retreated after the battle to Fisher’s Hill.

September 21 Front Royal Pike
September 22-24
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
September 24 Harrisonburg and Timberville, VA
September 25 Gaines Crossroads, VA
October 1 Port Republic, VA
October Returned to McCausland’s Brigade.
October 8-9 Battle of Tom’s Brook
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
October 23 Bentonville, VA
October 26 Milford, VA
October 29 Beverly, WV
November 12 Nineveh (Cedarville), VA

Lieutenant Colonel Radford was killed.

November 22 Front Royal, VA
December 17 Berry’s Ford, VA
December 20 Madison Court House, VA
December 23 Jack’s Shop, VA
December 24 Gordonsville, VA
1865
January 29 Moorfield WV
February 6 Balltown, WV
February Major Kendrick was exchanged.
March Ordered with the rest of Rosser’s Division to leave the Valley and join the Army of Northern Virginia at Petersburg.
March-April Siege of Petersburg
March 29 Quaker Road, VA
March 31 Dinwiddie Court House, VA
April 1
Battle of Five Forks
April 2 Sutherland Station, VA
April 3 Namozine Church, VA
April 5 Avery’s Church Road, VA
April 6 Jetersville, VA
April 6-7 High Bridge, VA
April 7 Cumberland Chuch (Farmville)
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The regiment cut its was through Union lines and escaed the surrender. Only two men, Corporal J.W. Whitman and Private A.H. Tate of Company G, surrendered with Lee’s army.

Mid-April The regiment disbanded