John Bowie Strange(1823 - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 19th Virginia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
"The Virginia Military Institute opened its doors to cadets on November 11, 1839 and John Strange was one of the small group who enrolled that first day. Following his graduation on July 4, 1842, he pursued a career in education, serving as a teacher, as Principal of Norfolk (VA) Academy, and as Superintendent of the Albemarle (VA) Military Academy".
He was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the 19th Virginia Infantry on 2 May 1861, and promoted to Colonel on 29 April 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in command of his regiment in combat on South Mountain, September 14th.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Biographical information and image above from a bio sketch of him at VMI, with further details from Allardice1.
|Place of Birth: Fluvanna County, VA |
Death Date: 09/14/1862 Death Place: Boonsboro, MD Burial Place: Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville, VA.
1 Allardice, Bruce S., Confederate Colonels, Columbia (Mo): University of Missouri Press, 2008, pg. 360 [AotW citation 984]
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