Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1828, Eastport,
Maine. Accredited to: Maine. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
Citation: On board
the U.S.S. Ticonderoga during attacks on Fort Fisher 13 to 15 January 1865.
Despite severe wounds sustained during the action Bowman displayed outstanding
courage in the performance of duty as his ship maintained its well-placed
fire upon the batteries on shore, and thereafter, as she materially lessened
the power of guns on the mound which had been turned upon our assaulting
columns. During this battle the flag was planted on one of the strongest
fortifications possessed by the rebels.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)