Charles Russel Lowell III Edit Profile
He graduated from Harvard in 1854.
Charles Russell Lowell III worked in an iron mill in Trenton, New Jersey, for a few months in 1855, spent two years abroad. In 1858-1860 he was local treasurer of the Burlington & Missouri river railroad.
In 1860 he took charge of the Mount Savage Iron Works, in Cumberland, Maryland.
He entered the Union army in June 1861 (commission May 14) as captain of the 3rd (afterwards 6th) U. S. cavalry; on April 15, 1863 he became colonel of the 2nd Massachusetts cavalry; he was wounded fatally at Cedar Creek on October 19, 1864, when he was promoted brigadier-general of U. S. Volunteers.
The young Colonel was brilliant and dynamic, but he could also be demanding and exasperating often using people as “pincushions for his sharp words. ”
He married Josephine Shaw.