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Pvt John William Towson
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1839
Washington County
Maryland, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 1920
Shelby County
Missouri, USA

Member of the Towson family after which Towson, Maryland (next to Baltimore) derives its name from; brother of Pvt. Henty Clay Towson, also of the 39th Battalion Virginia Cavalry.

Company H "Black Horse Cavalry", 4th Virginia Cavalry, Mumford's Brigade, Fitzhugh Lee's Division, Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Residence Baltimore, MD.; dark complexion, dark hair, blue eyes, 5'10"; 24 years-old.
Postwar he claimed service in 39th Battalion Virginia Cavalry (Richardson's Battalion of Scouts, Guides & Couriers).
On 6/9/1863 he was mustered into "H" Co. VA 4th Cavalry as a Private.
Was present 7/1/1863 Gettysburg, PA.
Was present 8/1/1863 Brandy Station, VA.
Was present 5/4/1864 Wilderness, VA.
Was present 5/8/1864 Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
Was present 6/11/1864 Trevillian Station, VA.
Paroled 5/6/1865 Winchester, VA.

Moved to MO in 1866 with his brother, Henry Clay Towson.
First Mayor of Selbina, MO.; served two terms in MO Legislature.

The 4th Cavalry Regiment, "Escorts to Gen. Stonewall Jackson", completed its organization at Sangster's Cross Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, in September, 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Prince William, Chesterfield, Madison, Culpeper, Powhatan, Goochland, Hanover, Fauquier, Buckingham, and the City of Richmond.
It participated in the Battle of Williamsburg, the Seven Days' Battles, 2nd Manassas, Maryland campaigns, Fredericksburg, Kelly's Ford, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, Upperville, Gettysburg, Bristoe, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Spotsylvania, Haw's Shop, Bethesda Church, the Shenandoah Valley with Early and around Appomattox. (bio by: BigFrench) 
Family links: 
  William Towson (1797 - 1869)
  Louisa Towson (1799 - 1860)
  Emma B. Clark Towson (1849 - 1910)*
  Martha Shearer Towso Smith (1825 - 1865)*
  Ann E. Towson (1827 - 1868)*
  Mary Louisa Towson (1829 - 1849)*
  Jacob Tolley Towson (1831 - 1907)*
  Sarah Jane Towson Smith (1834 - 1910)*
  Etha C. Towson (1837 - 1845)*
  John William Towson (1839 - 1920)
  Henry Clay Towson (1842 - 1886)*
*Calculated relationship
Shelbina Cemetery
Shelby County
Missouri, USA
Created by: BigFrench
Record added: Jan 02, 2009
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Pvt John William Towson
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Pvt John William Towson
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Pvt John William Towson
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