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W. T. McDowell

Residence was not listed; a 27 year-old Chemist.
Enlisted on 9/1/1862 as a 2nd Lieutenant.
On 9/1/1862 he was commissioned into "B" Co. AL 51st P Rangers Cavalry
(date and method of discharge not given)
(Estimated day of commission)
Other Information:
born 9/23/1834 in Alabama
died 9/27/1910 in Banks, AL
(Married Sue Davis in December, 1859. Post war physician)

After the War he lived in Banks, AL

Sources used by Historical Da
- Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
- Confederate Veteran Magazine


Paroled at Charlotte, N. C., May 3, 1865

Dr. W. F. McDowell died at Banks, Ala., September 27. 1910. He was born in Alabama on the 23d of September, 1834. and spent his life in that State except when in the Confederate army. He enlisted as second Lieutenant in Company B, 51st Alabama Cavalry, and served in Hogan's Brigade, Allen's Division, Wheeler's Corps. After the war he lived at Tuskegee and Montgomery until a few years since, when he re- moved to his country home near Banks. He was married to Miss Sue Davis, of Alabama, in December, 1859, and she survives him with four daughters and two sons to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. Comrade McDowell was a chemist by profession, and was preparing himself to be a physician when the war came on and changed hismplans. He was a true friend and an honorable, upright citizen, and a loyal Church member for fifty years. His twelve months of illness were borne with the same heroic patience that characterized his conduct during the war.

Confederate Veteran Magazine
Vol. 18, p. 536.

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