Fort Bowman

Fort Bowman (HM2MLD)

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N 38° 34.247', W 90° 11.286'

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Cahokia was occupied on July 6, 1778 by Captain Joseph Bowman and about 40 men and Kaskaskians. Capt. Bowman selected an old stone house, known as the DuVerger Home, built in 1763, as headquarters.

George Rogers Clark set up a civil government and created the court of the committee of Cahokia with Captain Joseph Bowman selected as judge of the court.

Six weeks after the court was established, Cahokia was the site of a great Indian council on the wedge. Clark kept the peace and neutralized the Indians.

After evacuation of the Fort in January, 1783, Father Saint Pierre began construction of a new log church. Fort Bowman stood somewhat east of the Church.

Captain Bowman died on February 5 1782.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 744973 N 4272897
Decimal Degrees38.57078333, -90.18810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.247', W 90° 11.286'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 14.82" N, 90° 11' 17.16" W
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