What is a Bowman - a definition
Reference is Lt. Gov. Dinwiddies May, 1757 letter to Col. Washington
referring to batmen and a footnote below indicates that a 1810 Duane's Military
Dictionary also uses the word bawman, which phonetically could be spelled as
bowman. This interpretation would fit in with the quote Patrick originally posted
and what most list members have summized already.
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