During the latter stage of his life, Bowie was a Mexican citizen, married to Bexar’s governor’s daughter, Ursula. Then, in 1836 he died as a Tejano revolutionary. How did he and his contemporaries pronounce Bowie? We don’t really know. My father and sister were born in Bowie, Texas and I lived there for some years. Fair or say that no one who is native to Texas or grew up there says Bow-ie.
What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger. Except infantry. Infantry will kill you.
“Gentlemen, bring out your men.” — T. J. Jackson, Second Manassas, 1862