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Eli Bowyer
Birth: Mar. 20, 1818
Death: Mar. 7, 1886
Olney
Richland County
Illinois, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Having graduated from Ohio Medical College in Cincinnati in 1844, he began the practice of medicine in Ohio and continued that profession for the next sixteen years in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. In 1861, he entered the U. S. Army as an assistant surgeon of the 11th Missouri Infantry. In 1862 he was made division surgeon. After the Battle of Vicksburg in July of 1863, he was made colonel of the regiment. Although he had no formal military training before the Civil War, he became a proficient military officer. In March of 1865 he was brevetted a brigadier general "for gallant and meritorious service." He had participated in all the principal battles in which the Army of the Southwest was engaged. Among them were the sieges of Vicksburg, Jackson, New Madrid, and Island Number 10; and the battles of Corinth, Iuka, and Nashville, where he was wounded in the left arm and left leg. He was mustered out with his regiment at St. Louis in January of 1866. After the war, he returned to Olney, Illinois where he resumed the practice of medicine. (bio by: Thomas Fisher) 
 
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  Martha A. Bowyer (1824 - 1893)*
 
 Children:
  Mary J. Bowyer (1858 - 1873)*
 
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Burial:
Haven Hill Cemetery
Olney
Richland County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Old Section, Block 4, Lot 817
 
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Record added: Mar 28, 2009
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