Charles Lowell Barlow was a son of Union General Francis Channing Barlow and his wife, Ellen (Shaw) Barlow. He was a nephew of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw whose regiment, the 54th Mass. Infantry Regiment was the first all black regiment in the Northeast. Charles Lowell Barlow's father, General Barlow, was renowned in major campaigns of the war and afterward became Attorney General of New York in which office he attacked the corrupt institution of "Tammany Hall" and it's leader, "Boss" Tweed.
His father stated in a letter dated June 20, 1880, addressed to Edwin H. Abbott, Esq., Class Secretary, Harvard College [sic] Class of 1855, that he (Charles Lowell Barlow) "was born in the city of New York, on Oct. 10, 1871..." (Source: Apocrypha Concerning the Class of 1855 of Harvard College, pages 17 & 23).
age 93, died in Boston, Mass, Cause of death arteriosclerosis
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