|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1818|
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 1894|
He was a member of Co. D. 12th Ind. Inf., Civil War. After his military service, Professor Bowman tried his hand at farming. The Professor was an educator, not a farmer. He was married twice. Years after his death, his widow Mary said, "We named our home "Hopeful Bluff" and lived on hope for eight years."
He first came to White County in 1846 and taught for four years. The innovator introduced Philosophy, Astronomy, Algebra, and Latin to students. Then Bowman became the principal of Delphi schools. He returned to Monticello in 1858 to take up farming and marry Mary D. Piper. In 1859, he became the princial of the first graded school in Monticello. The school was divided into primary, middle and higher. In 1862, he resigned to raise a company for the Civil War. A majority of his company was captured at the Battle of Richmond, Kentucky. After his release, he again saw action around Vicksburg. He was wounded during the cature of Jackson, Mississippi. Then while leading a charge up Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863, he was wounded severly in the left thigh and taken for dead. He recovered in a Nashville hospital and spent two weeks there before being sent home on furlough. A surgeon determined him unfit for duty, and he was discharged on March 20, 1864.
He returned to Delphi to serve as principal of schools and farm. He returned to White County in 1871 and took up farming and teaching. He served as White County School Superintendent, 1873-1881.
Source of info: The Old Monticello Cemetery, by W.C. Madden & Janet Ollman Dold
Mary D Piper Bowman (1833 - 1925)*
Old Monticello Cemetery
Plot: sec. 2, row 13
Maintained by: Jack McIlrath
Originally Created by: v f
Record added: Jun 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38239212
Thank you for your service and sacrifice in the Civil War.|
Added: Mar. 8, 2010