Houston B. Lowrie(c. 1839 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He graduated from the North Carolina Military Institute in 1860 (Major D.H. Hill, Superintendent). Then living in Orange County, he enrolled in Company C, 6th North Carolina Infantry at age 22 as 2nd Lieutenant on 16 May 1861. He was appointed First Lieutenant and Regimental Adjutant on 20 May. Wounded in action and captured at Seven Pines, VA. Promoted Captain in June 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Iobst1. His photograph from one posted online by the North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee. Details and another version of the photograph found on his gravesite on Findagrave. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the volume, extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW.
|Place of Birth: Mecklenburg County, NC |
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD
1 Iobst, Richard William, and Louis H. Manarin, Wade Lucas, The Bloody Sixth : the Sixth North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America, Raleigh: North Carolina Confederate Centennial Commission, 1965, pp. 320 - 335 [AotW citation 6323]
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