I too had a William Bowles in the Union side of the Civil War (Ohio). I dont know if you
are near a LDS library center, But I ordered the film of my gt uncle Williams and was able
to make copies for myself. It took about 2 weeks untl the film came whereas sometimes it
can take a lot longer to send for various records. The records are great because it gives
a physical description of the soldier as well as his service record and where he was
mustered out. I found some primary records on Ancestry.com
Best Regards, Randi Bowles Meentzen
CAROL MOSELEY <asugarandspice(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
I know I have not written in a while,but have been really busy.But wanted
you to know,that I did the advanced search on my G_G_Grandfather,William
M.Boles,as I have done many times before.I don't know if I found something
that I had simply overlooed before,or if it was posted since I looked the
I recently found out that William M Boles,was buried in
Scott,Co,Tn.Anyways,upon doing the advance search,I found a post titled
Scott County,were I found a picture of William M .Boles,tombstone.Giving me
the date of his death;July 14,1914,bn; Dec.09,1843.
He was a Union Solider(Civil War) a Private in Rank ,serving for the state
of Ky.,5th Cavalry Regiment,Co.B.
was a POW.
The tombstone reads; Wm. M.Boles,the inscript posted with the picture
reads Wm.M Boles(alias William M. Boles. it also gives his wifes name,which
I,knew as Eliza or Essie.I now know that her full name was Elizabeth Ann
Finding out that he was in the Civil War,I then went to that archive and
found that he entered into the service as a Wagoneer and left as a Private.I
can now write the archives,to get his Military Record,hiving me the name of
his parents.So this advance search,has taken a few bricks out of my wall.
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