Samuel Sterling Bowman (Benj L's younger brother) is the Samuel C Bowman that Jim McGhee has in the 8th MO Cavalry. He aslo served in MSG, did not enter confederate service in 1862, Was caught at home and "enlisted" in the EMM and then joined 8th Cav in 1864 during Price's raid.
From the family history "...it was suggested he ought to become a doctor; but just at the time of life such things are decided, there were squally times surrounding young Samuel, caused by the Civil War, and he shouldered a gun and joined the Confederate Army. (MSG, Co E 10th MO Cav. discharged April 1862 my note jjr)
When he was about 14 years old, the family migrated to Missouri, just as the war cloud was rising, and in 1864 he was pressed into the Federal militia, much against his inclination, but being at home on furlough when General Price made his whirlwind raid through Missouri, he followed up and enlisted in the Eighth Missouri Calvary, Bill Jeffries, Colonel, in command, and was assigned to Captain Stephan Campbell's company. He first smelled powder at Ironton, Missouri, after which that was a daily experience, for he was in thirty skirmishes in his first thirty days of service, though he was never scarred.
After a long time he was sent to Richmond, Virginia, paroled and put in a parole camp at Columbus, Georgia, to be exchanged, but General Sherman came along that way and the parole squad was hastened off to Macon, Georgia, given furloughs and turned loose, but the war closed before he reached his old command..."
So if I can name them, between June 1862 and fall 1864 we had Benjamin Lee Bowman, Samuel S/C Bowman, Fred and Samuel Daugherty, Thomas Henley, all running around west Cape County and Bollinger county with a string of family up and down the Whitewater and Castor River valleys to support them. Wish the Cyrus Peterson papers were indexed as I bet he knew them...