Colonel Robert E. Bowen

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Robert E. Bowen (1830 -     )
Robert E. Bowen was born on September 8, 1830 and was a farmer in the Pickens District of SC. He enlisted with he rank of Lieutenant and served under Captain T. H. Boggs in Co. E. With the 2nd Reg't Rifles SC Vols he served as a Lieutenant, Captain, Lieutenant Colonel, and Colonel of the Second South Carolina Rifles. He was wounded at Wauhatchie, TN in the Chattanooga Campaign in 1863. Col. Bowen was the commanding officer to surrender the 2nd SC Rifles at Appomattox C. H. in April 1865. Served in the South Carolina legislature both during and after the War. He was one of the twelve original trustees of Clemson (College) University and his protrait hangs in Sikes Hall on the campus.