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Jacob Crosswhite Lowe (October 27, 1835 - August 24, 1896) served as a private in Company D, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Jacob Lowe, ca. 1885.

Personal life

Jacob Lowe was born on October 27, 1835 in Johnson County, Tennessee to Abraham and Mary (Crosswhite) Lowe. He married Sarah Ann Gamble (1834-1907) with whom he had at least three children.

Civil War service

Lowe enlisted as a private in Company D on September 24, 1863 in Greeneville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was detailed as the company teamster in May 1864 and as a wagoner in June 1864.

He is described as 27 years old, 6' tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Lowe was captured at Morristown, Tennessee on October 11, 1864 and held as a prisoner of war. He was confined at Danville, Virginia until November 11, 1864 when he was transferred on February 20, 1865 to Richmond, Virginia. Lowe received a parole on February 21, 1865 at Aiken's Landing, Virginia. He was then sent to Annapolis, Maryland (date not stated) and arrived at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio on February 26, 1865. He returned to the regiment in May 1865 and is listed as present for duty until June 26, 1865 when he was granted a furlough to visit his home in Johnson County. When he returned to the regiment from the furlough is not found in records but he completed his term of service.

Lowe mustered out with regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to June 30, 1864, was owed $19.17 from the government for clothing, had received a bounty of $25, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Lowe applied for an invalid's pension on September 27, 1869.

He died October 24, 1896 in Johnson County and is buried at Shoun-McEwen Cemetery in Butler, Tennessee. His wife applied for a widow's pension on March 31, 1897.


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