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Dr Henry Ingersoll Bowditch
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1808
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1892
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

From the PBS series "American Experience Death and the Civil War": Henry Bowditch following his son`s death, campaigned for an ambulance corps to transport wounded soldiers. He had traveled to visit his wounded son Nathaniel in Virginia, only to find he had already died. He arranged transport for the body to be buried at home. Included in the PBS "American Experience: Death and the Civil War", his father went to see his wounded son when notified. When he arrived and learned of his death, he arranged transport home for burial.
From FAG contributor Deby Beran. 
Family links: 
  Nathaniel Bowditch (1773 - 1838)
  Mary Hodges Ingersoll Bowditch (1781 - 1834)
  Olivia Jane Yardley Bowditch (1816 - 1890)*
  Nathaniel Bowditch (1839 - 1863)*
  Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch (1805 - 1861)*
  Jonathan Ingersoll Bowditch (1806 - 1889)*
  Henry Ingersoll Bowditch (1808 - 1892)
  Mary Ingersoll Bowditch Dixwell (1816 - 1893)*
  William Ingersoll Bowditch (1818 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Tulip Path Lot 1206
Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Aug 19, 2012
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Dr Henry Ingersoll Bowditch
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Dr Henry Ingersoll Bowditch
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God bless you, sir and may you rest in peace. Thank you for your efforts following the death of your son, Nathaniel. Both you and your son made a difference in this world.
- Barbara Town
 Added: Mar. 4, 2017
Rest in peace and love. Now reunited with your beloved son.
- Mary Jean Klett
 Added: Mar. 17, 2015
Your profound grief at the loss of your son brought about your courageous resolve to help bring soldiers home via ambulance. I just watched the documentary, Death and the Civil War. Bless you for your service to others.
- Alice
 Added: Jan. 18, 2015
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