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J.C. Lowe

J.C. Lowe

Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

John C. Lowe

(1839 - 1920)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 21, he enlisted on 1 April 1861 as Sergeant, Company E, 13th Mississippi Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right hand in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was left behind and captured on the battlefield on 18 or 19 September, and probably treated at a field hospital there. He was admitted to a Federal hospital in Frederick, MD on 22 October, and on to Baltimore on the 25th of that month. He was paroled, date not given, sent to Richmond, VA, then home to Mississippi, where he was discharged in April 1863.

After the War

By 1871 he was member, with his wife Margaret, of the Salem Baptist Church, Almucha, Lauderdale County, MS (dismissed 1879).

References & notes

Service information from his Compiled Confederate Military Service Records, via the Historical Data Systems database. His medical and hospital details from the Patient List.1 Further details from an online article by Military Images magazine, which has his wound to the left arm, amputated, source also of his picture from a 6th-plate tintype in the Brian Boeve collection. His postwar location from church minutes. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

11/05/1839; Lauderdale County, MS

Death

06/15/1920; burial in Kewanee Cemetery, Kewanee, MS

Notes

1   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #1.183  [AotW citation 18273]