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Lowber, Daniel A., 1844-1902


Biographical Note

Daniel A. Lowber, captain of Company A, 37th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War, was born in New York in February 1844. By 1864, he was living in Columbus, Wisconsin, where he enlisted as a private in the 13th Independent Battery of Wisconsin Light Artillery. Lowber transferred to the 37th Wisconsin Infantry on March 7, 1864. Serving as a lieutenant in Company A, he was wounded on June 18 at Petersburg. He received a promotion to first lieutenant on July 28, then to captain on September 27, 1864. He was wounded again at Petersburg on April 2, 1865, and mustered out with his regiment on July 27.

Post-war records show Lowber living in Waupun, Wisconsin from 1868 through 1880, his occupation listed variously as operator of a variety store and restaurant (1868), a news dealer and confectionary (1870, 1872) and a miner (1880). He had married before 1870, his wife Susan [Morse?] having been born in Wisconsin in 1850. By 1900 Lowber had returned with his wife to New York; they lived in a boardinghouse in Brooklyn, where Lowber was occupied as a railroad supplier. Daniel A. Lowber died on November 3, 1902.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Diary, Daniel A. Lowber, 1864 (Ms2008-015)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2008-015_Lowber,Daniel_Diary_1864
Dates: 1864-07-25/1864-12-31

Daniel A. Lowber Diary

Identifier: Ms-2008-015

The collection consists of a Civil War diary of Captain Daniel A. Lowber, Company A, 37th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the siege of Petersburg, Virginia.

Dates: 1864

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