John Bowie Strange

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John Bowie Strange (1823-1862) was Colonel of the 19th Virginia Regiment, C. S. A. during the Civil War. [1] He was killed at the Battle of South Mountain (Maryland) on September 14, 1862.[1] He is buried in Charlottesville's Maplewood Cemetery.[2]

Born in Scottsville (Fluvanna County), he became the first VMI cadet sentinel when he relieved the arsenal guard. Strange graduated third in the class of 1842, founded the Albemarle Military Institute sometime between 1854 and 1856, and in 1862 was killed at the Battle of South Mountain during the Maryland Campaign.

Namesake of the John Bowie Strange Camp of the United Confederate Veterans (UCV) as co-founded in 1889 by R. T. W. Duke, Sr..

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. John M. Strange, Class of 1842 (The "First" Sentinel), Virginia Military Institute, retrieved 18 May 2012.
  2. Confederate Soldiers Who Are Interred in Maplewood Cemetery, Daily Progress, July 1, 1902.

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