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Walter BowieRoster ID 807
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1862|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Walter Bowie, Class of 1862: Genealogy: Born- Nov. 16, 1843 in Westmorland Co. Father- James Barber Bowie; Mother- Anna Louise Forbes Pat. Grandfather- Walter Bowie Sr.; Pat. Grandmother- Julia H. Spindle Mat. Grandfather- Gordon Forbes; Mat. Grandmother unknown Married- 1st- Mrs. David B. Harris, widow of Gen. Harris; 2nd Eugenia Farley Miller, daughter of John A. Miller and Louise Burke Children- (All from 2nd marriage) 1- Eugenia Farley Bowie; 2- Anna Mary Bowie; 3- Walter Bowie Jr. 4- Evangeline Bowie; 5- Thelma Bowie VMI Record: Entered VMI Aug. 9, 1860; Graduated Dec. 6, 1861 standing 4th in a class of 35. Civil War Service: Served as Drill Master for new cadets at VMI. Enlisted July 14, 1862 as Private in Co. C of 9th Va. Cavalry; Wounded in Action in fall of 1862, Transferred to Confederate States Navy Mar. 1, 1863. Careers: Lieutenant and Asst. Professor of Tactics at VMI 1861-62; Asst. Professor of English at VMI in 1868; Chemist; Merchant Died- Dec. 23, 1909|