Civil War Grave of Third Great Grandfather Bowditch family photo
Philip Petropoulos

Civil War Grave of Third Great Grandfather

This is a picture of myself Philip Petropoulos at the grave site of my 3rd Great Grand Father Frederick Henry Bowditch.I had been searching his family for a long time and had been searching for his grave site for ever. A friend of mine asked me to come along to the Veterans Hospital at Togus, Maineand on the way back I just got a feeling he was there. Searching the Hospital burials I found his name and grave site a few days later and then made a trip up with my wife, it was very emotional for me. As I had spent so much time researching him. He is a Civil War Veteran and before Togus was a Veterans Hospital it was the Eastern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. It was the first home, there were more established throughout the country. Frederick contracted Malarial Poisoning while fighting with the 42nd Mass, Volunteer Infantry Regiment in New Orleans. You have to remember there was no medication for these diseases during that time. Frederick died in 1912. ... show more

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Photo taken at U.S. Military Cemetery Togus, Maine USA on
Civil War Grave of Third Great Grandfather

Philip Petropoulos

Born: Dec 29, 1955
Died: unknown
Also in this photo: Philip Petropoulos at 54 years old