Elias M Lowe

DeathJune 15, 1896
CemeteryCalvary (O'Neill)
PostBurgess (Spencer)
Unit1st Nebraska Inf/Cav, Company D

Quartermaster Elias M Lowe

Company D, 1st Nebraska Infantry/Cavalry

Field & Staff, 155th Indiana Infantry

Lowe was born in Vermilion (Erie County), Ohio in 1834. He was residing in Nebraska City (Otoe County), Nebraska when he enlisted and was mustered in the 1st Nebraska on June 15, 1861. Lowe enlisted as a sergeant and was promoted to 2nd lieutenant on December 1, 1862. Lowe served about 38 months and was mustered out on August 24, 1864.

The 1st Nebraska Infantry was organized at Omaha between June 11 and July 21, 1861. The unit was involved in several major battles in the early part of the Civil War. The list includes:

Capture of Fort Donelson (TN) (February 13-16, 1862).

Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862).

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

Action at Cape Girardeau (MO) (April 26, 1863).

The unit was converted to a cavalry out on November 6, 1863. During the summer of 1864 the regiment was assigned to duties in Nebraska and Colorado. It was involved in operations against Indians until it was mustered out on July 1, 1866.

Lowe re-entered the Union Army as a 2nd lieutenant in the 155th Indiana Infantry. He enlisted on April 20, 1865 and served about 3 months. Lowe was promoted to quartermaster on July 20, 1865 and was mustered out on August 4, 1865.

Lowe died on June 15, 1896. He is buried in the O’Neill Cemetery in O’Neil (Holt County), Nebraska. Lowe was a member of the Burgess Post (#328) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) and served as the first commander of the organization. In addition, he was a charter member of the O’Neill Post (#86) of the GAR in O’Neill, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.