Lt. Frederick William Stowe, USA

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Lt. Frederick William Stowe, USA

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
Death: 1871 (30-31)
San Francisco, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Calvin Ellis Stowe and Harriet Beecher Stowe
Brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe; Eliza Tyler Stowe; Henry Ellis Stowe; Georgianna May Allen; Samuel Charles Stowe and 4 others

Occupation: Co. F, 1st Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery
Managed by: Ivy Jo Smith
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About Lt. Frederick William Stowe, USA

Frederick was “a smart bright lively boy – full of all manner Frederick William Stowe, c.1863 of fun & mischief, fond of reading more than of hard study,” according to his mother. Fred attended Phillips Andover Academy in Andover, MA and Harvard Medical School. He left school to enlist in the army for the Civil War. Fred was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg (1863), but re-enlisted and fought through 1864. He and his family struggled unsuccessfully with his alcohol addiction. Fred went to California in 1870 and disappeared. Historians believe he died shortly after his arrival. Fred was the inspiration for the character Tom Bolton in Stowe’s My Wife and I and We and Our Neighbors. Stowe insightfully describes alcoholism as an illness, at a time when most people believed it was a moral failure.

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Son of famed writer Harriett Beecher Stowe. Enlisted in 1st Massachusetts 23 may 1861 Andover, Mass. Saw action at First Bull Run and wounded at Gettysburg which ended his service. Disappeared soon after arriving in San Francisco, California.

Stowe, Frederick W. BATTLE UNIT NAME: 1st Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery SIDE: Union COMPANY: F SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Second Lieutenant SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Second Lieutenant ALTERNATE NAME: FILM NUMBER: M544 ROLL 39 PLAQUE NUMBER: NOTES: none

http://www.historynet.com/frederick-stowe-in-the-shadow-of-uncle-toms-cabin-january-99-americas-civil-war-feature.htm

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Lt. Frederick William Stowe, USA's Timeline

1840
May 6, 1840
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
1871
1871
Age 30
San Francisco, California, United States