Private David Bowman 7th Virginia Cavalry Company B art print

Brandywine General Store

SKU: 31 civil war

An archival premium Quality art Print of Private David Bowman of the 7th Virginia Cavalry Company B for sale by Brandywine General Store. The young soldier is shown in his regimental uniform along with a large fighting knife. The 7th Virginia Cavalry was a very distinguished regiment of the Civil War, it was originally organized by Colonel Angus W. McDonald Sr in early 1861. These men spent the first year of the Civil War in Harpers Ferry and Romney both towns of which are now in West Virginia. By early 1862 the 7th Virginia Cavalry was more known as Ashby's Cavalry in honor of General Turner Ashby. The 7th served with General Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoan Campaign of 1862 where they were very active. In one period of 28 days these men fought in 32 different skirmishes. After General Turner Ashby's early death in 1862 the unit served under General William E. "Grumble" Jones, in 1863 they took part in the famous Jones - Imboden Raid into Western Virginia, fought in the Battle of Brandy Station and won a Cavalry victory at Fairfield Pennsylvania in the Gettysburg Campaign. They then served in the Wilderness Campaign. The 12th VA Cavalry was formed in 1862 after General Turner Ashby's death when an overflow of men signed up to join this regiment. Michael Bowman was injured in the Battle of Wilderness in 1864 and served all through the Valley campaign under Stonewall Jackson during 1862. His name is in the graffiti house which is linked to this picture as Michael. We have made major improvements to this picture but remember it was made from an original hand colored Civil War tintype picture, so even though we have it looking much better than the original, there are still flaws remaining. Civil War art print #31

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