Confederate Soldier - Private David Bowman 7th Virginia Cavalry Company B

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A Museum Quality Print of Private David Bowman of the 7th Virginia Cavalry Company B 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. There is some confusion over this Private's name and company, in the Government archives under this picture information he is listed as David Bowman and serving with the 12th Virginia Cavalry, however I wonder if his name wasn't actually Michael David or David Michael, keeping to the southern tradition of using both the first and middle names. 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, but this still makes an excellent print if you had an ancestor who fought along with Private Bowman in the 7th Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Also good for any Civil War Historian who takes an interest in the regiments of Virginia.

At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using professional quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a premium print made from the Civil War Photograph of Private David Bowman of the 7th Virginia Cavalry Company B.

Inventory #31 - Civil War Fine Art Print


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