James A. H. Bowers was a resident of Mansfield on September 18, 1861 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. B of the 10th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, he reenlisted as a veteran on February 7, 1864 and was mustered out August 25, 1865.
He was born about 1835 in Hampton, Connecticut to Alpheus and Lucy (Flint) Bowers. One brother, Ira M. Bowers, enlisted in the 18th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry and the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery from Millbridge, Maine. In the 1860 U.S. census in Killingly, Connecticut, James was a 15 year old in the household of Alpheas Bowers. After the Civil War, he moved in Mansfield and was a farmer. James Bowers married Marie/Mariah (maiden name unknown) between 1860 and 1870. Children include: Emma Bowers, born about 1860.
On July 16, 1890, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 894,843 that was granted under certificate No. 730,062.
James A. H. Bowers died on November 4, 1921 and was buried at the New Mansfield Center Cemetery in Mansfield.