|Birth: ||Nov. 19, 1842|
|Death: ||Aug. 25, 1922|
John Augustus Lowden served in the Connecticut 17th, Company I volunteer infantry regiment during the Civil War.
Lowden enlisted on 28 August 1862. He fought with his regiment in all battles, most notably at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg where he was taken prisoner on 01 July 1863 and imprisoned at Belle Isle Prison, near Richmond, Virginia. He was paroled in Alexandria, Virginia on 25 August 1863 (in a prisoner exchange). Despite signing a document saying he would not fight again, he joined back up with his unit and was wounded on 15 May 1865 at Camp Finnegan, Florida. Lowden was mustered out of the Union Army on 19 July 1865 in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Lowden received an honorable discharge noting "Distinguished Service."
He returned to live in the Greenwich area until his death. He was a founding member of GAR Post 378 and a founding member of the New Lebanon Fire and Hose Company later incorporated as the Protection Fire and Hose Company in East Port Chester, Connecticut.
Lowden was married three times:
1. Mary E. Prindle, in 1865. She disappeared in 1875. Lowden divorced her in absentia and was awarded custody of his surviving children Elnora Eugenia, Edna, and (E)Leverett. There is no record of what became of her or where she was from.
2. Martha Robbins. She died in childbirth in 1896. A number of children from that union survived.
3. Sarah (born Barker; adopted last name Woods). Sarah died in 1950.
John Augustus Lowden is buried with his third wife Sarah.
Plot: Section A, Lot 13
GPS (lat/lon): 41.05576, -73.62138
Created by: Bridget Carroll
Record added: May 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70672092
Symbolic Nutmeg pod awarded to a son of Connecticut, the Nutmeg State. Flag and cast iron GAR holder installed Memorial Day week 2011 as an offering of gratitude for J. A. Lowden's service in the Civil War and in founding our town firehouse.|
Added: Jun. 4, 2011