University of Arizona

Alexander Grayson Bowman Diary

Manuscript of Alexander Grayson Bowman Diary, page 1

Holograph diary and certificates of promotion and discharge, with accompanying transcript and biographical material, consists of daily record of the march from Camp Union, near San Francisco, Oct. 18, 1861, until his mustering out at Franklin, near El Paso, Texas, Dec. 12, 1864; and includes his subsequent journey back to California, to Feb. 12, 1865. Brief and factual diary entries provide a glimpse of military travel and camp conditions.