would not take the oath.
His name was-then withdrawn, and Judge Goldthwaite
was nominated and elected.
was a prominent member of the convention which framed the present constitution of Alabama
For many years he has been connected with journalism, a field in which he has won laurels, and contributed largely to the success of democratic principles.
Brigadier-General Pinckney Downie Bowles
was born in Edgefield
district, S. C., in 1838, and was educated at the military academy in Charleston
and at the university of Virginia.
He studied law under General McGowan
at Abbeville, S. C.
, and in 1859 removed to Alabama
and settled in Conecuh county
with the intention of practicing law. He was engaged in this profession when the call to arms aroused the South
and made of the whole country one great military camp.
He entered the Confederate
service as a captain in the Fourth Alabama, which was organized at Dalton, Ga.
, May 2, 1861, and proceeded immediately to Virginia
This regiment was mustered into service for twelve months, at Lynchburg, Va.
, May 7th, and was sent to Harper's Ferry
it became a part of the brigade of General Bee
At First Manassas
the regiment lost heavily, among the killed being Col. Egbert J. Jones
The gallant commander of the brigade, Gen. Barnard E. Bee
, also fell.
In January, 1862, the Fourth Alabama re-enlisted for three years, and in April was sent to the vicinity of Norfolk
It was engaged on both days at Seven Pines
, and a fortnight later marched to join Jackson
in the valley, coming back to Richmond
After the Seven Days battles, and shortly before Second Manassas
, Captain Bowles
was promoted to major of the gallant Fourth, August 22, 1862.
Soon after the return from the Maryland campaign
, he received his commission a lieutenant-colonel, September 30, 1862, and a few days later, October 3d, he was made colonel.
He led his regiment