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Billings family honors a Civil War warrior buried there



Billings, Montana – 132 years after his passing, James Frederick Rowe’s heirs held a memorial service at Mountview Cemetery to formally honor him.

In 1836, Rowe was born in either Massachusetts or New Hampshire.

He expired in Billings in 1891.

He had a little headstone, but it didn’t include a lot of details.

However, he now has a conventional military grave marker.

On Saturday, his family and a few other Americans came to thank him for his service.

Susan Anderson, whose husband is Rowe’s third nephew, remarked, “Thanks also to the past, the people of Billings, who marked and cared for his grave.”

Rowe’s descendants assisted in paying tribute to the man who served in the infantry and as an ambulance officer in the Union Army.

Anderson remarked, “We learn about conflicts and casualties. “When we first learn about him, saving lives is something that intrigues a lot of people. They played a crucial role in both saving lives and establishing the protocol for subsequent troop moves and rescues.

Along with other relatives, Doug Bear, Rowe’s great, great grandson, traveled to Billings.

Bear stated, “He was a volunteer and a patriot. Then he decided to reenlist. He, therefore, desired to return and defend his nation and principles.

The ceremony was designed to resemble a Civil War memorial.

Bill Cole, the mayor of Billings, remarked, “I don’t think this is the end of the line for Captain Rowe.” “As more is learned, this might be the start of a brand-new chapter.”

It is unknown why Captain Rowe traveled alone to Montana without his family.

He lived in Red Lodge for a while before being assassinated in Billings.

The latest study, according to Anderson, “shows that this guy took two 45 six-guns and shot him in the stomach over a $6 grocery bill.” We had previously heard that he had been shot in the belly.

She adds that according to her investigation, the man who shot Rowe had already served six years of a 10-year manslaughter sentence.

With chapters in Wyoming and Montana, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War have been repointing grave markers around the nation.

The captain’s earlier tombstone does indicate he had served in the Civil War, but the new headstone provides far more information.

Anderson referred to the headstone’s reverse as “and so general orders said we will reorganize this we can do better.” And finally, the injured will be transported with care.

And Captain Rowe’s family is proud of him for serving his country.He was extremely adored by his soldiers, Bear added.

Anderson stated, “He really is someone who we should acknowledge and cherish.

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