Mary Lee Brady, Ph.D.
John W. Lowry was one of many White Lowry offspring to enlist in the Confederate forces during Virginia's abandonment of the union and attempts to prevent ending of chattel slavery. Household:
| Name ||Relation||Marital Status||Gender||Race||Age||Birthplace||Occupation||Father's Birthplace||Mother's Birthplace|
| John W. LOWRY || Self || M || Male || W || 50 || VA || Farmer || VA || VA |
| Almira E. LOWRY || Wife || M || Female || W || 45 || VA || Keeps House || VA || VA |
| John T. LOWRY || Son || S || Male || W || 12 || VA || || VA || VA |
| Augustus W. LOWRY || Son || S || Male || W || 10 || VA || || VA || VA |
| Edmonia P. LOWRY || Sister || S || Female || W || 28 || VA || At Home || VA || VA |
| Lizzie MOORMAN || Other || S || Female || B || 19 || VA || Cook || VA || VA |
| Lee LOWRY || Other || S || Male || B || 17 || VA || Hostler || VA || VA |
| ||Census Place||Liberty, Bedford, Virginia|
| ||Family History Library Film ||1255355|
| ||NA Film Number ||T9-1355|
| ||Page Number ||199D |
Tommy Markham on his website makes the amazing statement that Lowry ancestors in the Civil War did so to "defend their homes and protect their property; and when the war ended came home, freed their slaves and renewed a peaceful and prosperous way of life."
Since most of the young men enslaved in Lowry before the war began had escaped to join in the great Messianic Christian Crusade against slavery, ... we assume Markham's focus is on slaves like Lee Lowry. Lee was born during the war, but with issue of Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln in January 1963, ... he was legally free subject to enforcement by might of Union military forces, not benevolence of slave owners who fought like hell to keep them enslaved.
2nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry
2nd Cavalry Regiment completed its organization at Lynchburg, Virginia, in May, 1861. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Bedford, Campbell, Botetourt, Amherst, Franklin, Appomattox, and Albemarle. Until the end of October the unit was called the 30th Regiment Virginia Volunteers. During the war it was brigaded under Generals B.H. Robertson, F. Lee, Wickham, and Munford. The 2nd Cavalry saw action at First Manassas, in Jackson's Valley Campaign, and at Groveton Heights, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Kelly's Ford, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, Aldie, Upperville, Gettysburg, and Shepherdstown. After the Bristoe and Mine Run campaigns, it was involved at The Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Spotsylvania, Haw's Shop, and Cold Harbor. It fought in the Shenandoah Valley with Early and later in numerous conflicts around Petersburg and Appomattox. The regiment contained 676 men in July, 1861, lost twenty-eight percent of the 163 engaged at Groveton Heights, and of the 385 at Gettysburg about four percent were disabled. At Appomattox it cut through the Federal lines and disbanded at Lynchburg on April 10, 1865. However, 19 men were included in the surrender. The field officers were Colonels Thomas T. Munford and Richard C.W. Radford, Lieutenant Colonels Cary Breckinridge and James W. Watts, and Major William F. Graves.
14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry
14th Cavalry Regiment was organized in September, 1862, with nine companies, some of which had previously served in Jackson's Squadron Virginia Cavalry. The tenth company was made up of surplus men of the other companies. The unit was attached to Jenkins', Echols', and McCausland's Brigade. It skirmished in western Virginia, then saw action at Droop Mountain and Lewisburg. During January, 1864, it had 29 officers and 424 men present for duty. The 14th continued the fight in Western Virginia, took part in the operations in the Shenandoah Valley, and disbanded in April, 1865. The field officers were Colonels James Cochran and Charles E. Thorburn, Lieutenant Colonels Robert A. Bailey and John A. Gibson, and Majors B. Frank Eakle and George Jackson.
|1||Lowry, John||Confederate||Artillery||Nelson's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Hanover Artillery) |
|2||Lowry, John||Confederate||Infantry||59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry |
|3||Lowry, John D.||Confederate||Infantry||8th Regiment, Virginia Infantry |
|4||Lowry, John H.||Confederate||Infantry||30th Regiment, Virginia Infantry |
|5||Lowry, John H.||Confederate||Infantry||47th Regiment, Virginia Infantry |
|6||Lowry, John H.||Confederate|| ||79th Regiment, Virginia Militia |
|7||Lowry, John M.||Confederate||Cavalry||2nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry |
|8||Lowry, John M.||Confederate|| ||6th Battalion, Virginia Reserves |
|9||Lowry, John R.||Confederate||Artillery||Woolfolk's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Ashland Light Artillery) |
|10||Lowry, John T.||Confederate||Infantry||18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry |
|11||Lowry, John T.||Confederate||Infantry||53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry |
|12||Lowry, John W.||Confederate||Cavalry||2nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry |
|13||Lowry, John W.||Confederate||Cavalry||14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry |
|14||Lowry, John W.||Confederate||Infantry||14th Regiment, Virginia Infantry |
|15||Lowry, John W.||Confederate||Infantry||25th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Richmond Battalion) (City Battalion) |
|16||Lowry, John W.||Confederate|| ||31st Regiment, Virginia Militia |