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Henry Bowman
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Birth: Dec. 18, 1829
Richland County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 1918
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

Henry Bowman
Dec 18, 1829 - Nov 23, 1918

Henry Bowman was born Dec 18, 1829 in Iowa (history books quote Richland County, Ohio). His father was Peter Bowman (a farmer in Ohio).

He ws married in November 1853 to Adelia Canfield (born in NY state). They lived on South Grand Avenue, Carthage, MO.

He was a retired contractor

He passed away on Nov 23, 1918 at 8:30 pm at the age of 89 years, 11 months, and 5 days. His wife survived.

Burial was at Park Cemetery (Carthage, MO) on Nov. 26, 1918 under the direction of Knell Und. Co.

Short Bio: They had five children, two who died early, and Charles W, Mary B and Jennie. He immigrated to Carthage in 1870 and owned a fine farm of 240 acres in Jackson township. He was a carpenter by trade and has built some of the best store-rooms of the city. He enlisted in Company A, of the Fourteenth Iowa Infantry during the Civil War.


Henry Bowman (First_Last)
Regiment Name 40 Iowa Infantry.
Side Union
Company A
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Alternate Name
Film Number M541 roll 3


40th Regiment, Iowa Infantry

Organized at Iowa City and mustered in November 15, 1862. Moved to Columbus, Ky., December 17. Attached to District of Columbus, Ky., 16th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to June, 1863. Kimball's Provisional Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Kimball's Provisional Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty at Columbus, Ky., till March 3, 1863. Moved to Paducah, Ky., and duty there till May 31. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 31-June 3. Siege of Vicksburg June 3-July 4. Moved to Helena, Ark., July 23. Steele's Expedition to Little Rock August 1-September 10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock till March, 1864. Steele's Expedition to Camden March 23-May 3. Okalona April 2-3. Prairie D'Ann April 9-12. Camden April 16-18. Moro Bottom April 25. Near Princeton April 28. Jenkins Ferry, Saline River, April 30. Duty at Little Rock till August 24. At Brownsville Station August 24-September 4. At Little Rock till February, 1865. Expedition to Mt. Elba January 22-February 4. At Fort Smith and Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation, till June. Mustered out June 5, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 19 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 184 Enlisted men by disease. Total 205.

Source: National Park Service
Civil War Soldier and Sailors System
Family links: 
  Adelia Canfield Bowman (1834 - 1921)
  Mary Belle Bowman Berry (1866 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: GAR Bl 25 Lot 148
Maintained by: NJBrewer
Originally Created by: TJYahoo
Record added: Jul 04, 2008
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Henry Bowman
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Henry Bowman
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