Letters received in 2005
Thanks to everyone for the comments and information!
25th Alabama, Company D
Mon, 5 Dec 2005 3:36:12 PM EST
Thanks for your efforts to share information on the CSA 25th Alabama Infantry. More and more information about our ancestors is becoming readily available, and I am very grateful for your resource.
Reportedly, two of my G-G-G uncles served with 25th AL, Co D. However, Thomas Cotton Bowlin, Jr, and William L. Bowlin are not listed within your online information. Other online resources say Thomas died March 31st, 1862 in Corinth. Based on available media, I surmise he died of some illness like measles, pneumonia, influenza, etc.
One of their brothers, James K. Polk Bowlin, also served but there's been no ready information on his service, and he's said to have died in Fayetteville, TN in 1863 (aged 18 or 19).
Thanks again for your great website. I look forward to reading more of Howell's letters.
William P. Howell History on the Web
Sat, 5 Nov 2005 11:47:15 AM EST
I've browsed the Howell history that you edited for the web several times--and find it rich in historical interest but also very well presented on the web (http://home.earthlink.net/sdriskell/25th/25th.htm).
I have a colleague who has in his personal (and family) possession an unpublished diary and several letters of a member of an Illinois regiment, and I'm trying to find a mechanism for him to make it available to the public. I'm wondering if you are not only the editor of the history but also the webmaster of the site, and if this is a fairly do-able (and maintainable) thing. I suppose he should look for a web developer in the area where he lives.
Interestingly, the Illinois regiment was at Farmington and Corinth in April/May 1862 just as the 25th Alabama was.