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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II

(Born Ind.)

William W. Lowe

(Ap'd Io.)


William Warren Lowe: Born Oct. 12, 1831, Greencastle, IN.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1849, to July 1, 1853, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Dragoons, July 1, 1853.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1853‑54;

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Oct. 22, 1854)

in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1854‑55; on Recruiting service, 1855; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1855; on frontier duty at

(Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1855)

Camp Cooper, Tex., 1855‑56, — Ft. Inge, Tex., 1856‑57, — Ft. Mason,

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Dec. 1, 1856)

Tex., 1857, — Scouting, 1857, — Ft. Mason, Tex., 1857‑58, — Adjutant, 2d Cavalry, May 31, 1858, to May 9, 1861, — Scouting, 1858, — Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1858‑59, — Camp Cooper, Tex., 1859‑60, — and Scouting, 1860; on leave of absence, 1860‑61; on frontier duty at Ft. Mason, Tex., 1861; and in garrison at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., May 6, to Dec. 10, 1861, participating

(Captain, 2d Cavalry, May 9, 1861: 5th Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861)

in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, and was engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in Organizing his Regiment, Dec., 1861, to Feb., 1862; in the Tennessee Campaign, Feb., 1862, being engaged in

(Colonel, 5th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, Jan. 1, 1862)

the Attack and Capture of Ft. Donelson, Feb. 13‑15, 1862; in command of Fts. Donelson, Henry, and Heiman, Feb., 1862, to Mar., 1863, being engaged in repulsing several attacks upon the works; in Cavalry Operations in Middle Tennessee, North Alabama, and Georgia, commanding Brigade or Division, Mar., 1863, to July, 1864, being engaged in several

 p548  (Bvt. Major, Oct. 9, 1863, for Gallant and Meritorious Services
in the Cavalry Engagement near Chickamauga, Ga.)

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Dec. 15, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Cavalry Action near Huntsville, Ala.)

Skirmishes; in Remounting the Cavalry of the Army of the Cumberland at Nashville, Ten., July, 1864, to Jan. 24, 1865; and at Ft. Leavenworth,

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Jan. 24, 1865)

Kan., as Acting Asst. Provost Marshal General, Superintendent of Volunteer Recruiting service, and Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer

(Bvt. Colonel, U. S. Army, and Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Field during the Rebellion)

for Kansas, Nebraska, Dakota, and Colorado, Feb. 14, 1865, to July 30, 1866.

Major, 6th Cavalry, July 31, 1866.

Served: on leave of absence, July 21 to Sep. 8, 1866; in garrison at Nashville, Ten., to Oct. 18, 1866; on leave of absence and under orders to Nov. 14, 1867; in garrison at New Orleans, La., to May, 1868; and on leave of absence to June 23, 1869.

Resigned, June 23, 1869.

Civil History. — Superintendent of Omaha, Neb., Smelting and Repairing Works, 1869 to 18–––. Mining in Utah, 1870 to 18–––. President of Neftiline and Natural Soap Co., — of Occidental Building and Loan Association, — and of Coliseum Building Association, since 18–––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Died May 18, 1898, at Omaha, Neb.: Aged 68.

Buried, Prospect Hill Cemetery, Omaha, NE.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1898, for an obituary notice.

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