James Bowser, Revolutionary Soldier

James Bowser, Revolutionary Soldier (HMRIL)

Location: Suffolk, VA 23435
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 49.181', W 76° 30.16'

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James Bowser, a free African American born in Nansemond County about 1763, was one of many black Virginians who served in the army or navy of the United States during the Revolutionary War. He enlisted in the 1st Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line under Col. William Davies on 1 Jan. 1782 in Shenandoah County for the duration of the war. After the war ended in 1783, he returned to Nansemond County where he lived nearby, married, and raised a family of freeborn citizens. For his service to his country, Bowsers heirs were granted a bounty land warrant in 1834.
Marker NumberK 310
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 4:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 365979 N 4075922
Decimal Degrees36.81968333, -76.50266667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 49.181', W 76° 30.16'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 49' 10.86" N, 76° 30' 9.60" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3919 Nansemond Pkwy, Suffolk VA 23435, US
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