Bohall, King E.

Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, August 12, 1904

K. E. Bohall, a veteran of the Civil war and for fifteen years a resident of Oregon City, died Thursday morning at his home near the head of Seventh street, after a three months illness. He was aged about 65 years and is survived by a wife and three children. The funeral arrangements are not completed.

Oregon City Courier, Friday August 19, 1904

Funeral of K. E. Bohall.
The funeral of K. E. Bohall who died at his home in Oregon City last Thursday, was held last Saturday morning from the United Brethren church at 10 o’clock, and was attended by a large number of the friends of the deceased. The interment was in the Mountain View cemetery. Mr. Bohall was a veteran of the civil war and a member of the G. A. R. At the time of his death he was 59 years of age and was a native of New York.

New York Births and Christenings:
Eugene Bowhall, 31 March 1847, parents Marquis and Elisabeth Bowhall.

(Although all military records spell the name Bowhall, both King & wife Susan are buried as Bohall)

Civil War Pension Index: Bowhall, King E. (Bohall crossed out)
Widow: Bowhall, Susan E. (“w” written in above Bohall)
E 20 N. Y. Cav
1877 July 18, Invalid, Application: 239388, Certificate: 204879
1904 Sept 26, Widow, Application: 814271, Certificate: 598022, Oregon

Name: King Bowhall
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: New York
Regiment: 20th Regiment, New York Cavalry
Company: E
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M551 roll 13

Name: King E Bowhall
Residence: Diana, New York
Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlistment Date: 5 Aug 1863
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Diana, New York
State Served: New York
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company E, New York 20th Cavalry Regiment on 03 Sep 1863. Mustered out on 31 Jul 1865 at Fort Monroe, VA.
Birth Date: abt 1845
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General, Research by Harold Slavik


MCCLELLAN’S CAVALRY. (20th New York Cavalry)

It was expected that five companies would be mustered in last Saturday, and the men were on hand at the Harbor, but the mustering officer was sick and unable to be there. Col. Lord paraded the men and made a short speech to them, explaining the cause of the disappointment. All who desired a furlough then received one to the first of September. Most of them took a furlough, and “scattered” for the purpose of enlisting each at least one comrade before the draft. All enlisted in this “crack” Regiment are to repair to Sackets Harbor on the 1st of September, when they will certainly be mustered in and receive a portion of their bounty.

A word as to the material of this Regiment. We saw them paraded on Saturday last, five hundred strong. It would be difficult to select five hundred men better qualified, physically, to make good cavalrymen, than those we saw on Saturday.–Should the remainder of the Regiment be composed of as equally good material, and we have no doubt it will, we shall look for a brilliant career for the McClellan Cavalry. This Regiment numbers now about 700 enlisted men, and we have no doubt, by the 1st of September, it can muster 1,000 strong.
The companies organized are:
Co. A. Capt. Charles F. Smith, 96 men.
” B. Capt. John O’Harra, 95 ”
” C. Capt. John Cudworth, 91 ”
” D. Capt. Jacob S. Gates, 93 ”
” E. Capt. Norris M. Carter, 87 ”

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