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 Joseph Bowman

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Joseph Bowman

Died at Fort Sackville, now Fort Patrick Henry (near Vincennes).

Joseph Bowman (c. 1752 – c. 14 August 1779) was a Virginia militia officer during the American Revolutionary War. He was second-in-command during George Rogers Clark's famous campaign to capture the Illinois country, in which Clark and his men seized the British-controlled towns of Kaskaskia, Vincennes, and others. Bowman was injured in an accidental gunpowder explosion after the campaign, and subsequently died of his wounds. He was the only American officer killed during the Illinois campaign. Bowman kept a daily journal during the trek from Kaskaskia to Vincennes, which is one of the best primary accounts of the event.

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  • Created by: Tamie Dehler
  • Added: 31 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53092841
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Bowman (1752–18 Aug 1779), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53092841, citing Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral Cemetery, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Tamie Dehler (contributor 46933520) .