Re: Mysterious Confederate Captain Bowman Mother
Bruce, as you can tell from my Hildebrand book, I came up stumped in regard to who Bowman was (I include "Captain Bowman" in my index, albeit a little bit out of alphabetical order). I spent a good deal of time on the issue of Bowman, and hit a dead end. Couldn't even come up with a reasonable guesstimate. Hildebrand may have misremembered the name, or, perhaps, upon hearing Hildebrand's pronunciation of the name in question his biographers may have just taken a stab at a spelling. The murder of George Hart by Hildebrand and Captain Bowman was particularly gruesome and I doubt the "Bowman" in question would have stayed in the area after the war.