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Name:John Bowie Strange
Affiliation:Class of 1842
Biography & Genealogy:John Bowie Strange. Class of 1842. Genealogy: Born 1823, Fluvanna Co., VA; Parents- Gideon Alloway Strange & Harriet J. Magruder; Grandparents- no information; Marriage- M. Agnes Gaines; Children- (4)- Willoughby, Agnes (married John H. Southall of Richmond, VA), Henry (VMI Class of 1873), James (died infancy). VMI record- Entered VMI Nov. 11, 1839 from Scottsville, VA; was VMI's first cadet sentinel; graduated July 4, 1842, standing 3rd of 16 graduates. Military record: Civil War- Colonel, 19th Virginia Infantry; killed at Battle of South Mountain (MD) Sept. 14, 1862. Career: teacher; Principal, Norfolk Academy; Superintendent, Albemarle Military Academy. Buried Charlottesville, VA, Maplewood Cemetery. Uncle of Edward M. Tutwiler (Class of 1867)
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Additional Online Resources:Full text cadet letter, 1840