Dallas Bowman Letters

This collection includes correspondence between Dallas Bowman, soldier, his uncle, and his mother in Marshall, Texas from 1861-1864.

Brothers, Dallas and G., are stationed at Fort Washita in 1861 and move about to different camps including Camp Cole Creek, Camp Cooper, and others in the Creek Nation.  The last letter from Dallas in this group of correspondence is sent from Spencer Academy in Sawyer, Indian Territory.  The letters from Dallas discuss the rations and supplies of the soldiers, their horses, and the health of himself and other solders. Dallas’ letter dated August 18, 1863 talks of a battle near Fort Washita and his re-assignment from General Coopers’ command into a battalion with four other companies now under the command of Colonel Wells.

96.72  Dallas W. Bowman Collection