April 18, 1950 - September 29, 2018
Our Private Dow was already well known to us as he had been a member of our local Confederate comrades, the 30th Virginia, for many years. When Bruce chose to join the Union ranks, it was a smooth transition. Sadly, it was about the same time that he entered in early 2016, Bruce's health precluded him from falling in the ranks however he threw himself into camp life and helping with our school programs. Bruce holds the honorable distinction of attending all of our school programs for the 2016 season. That same year, Bruce helped out our Commissary during our 8th Annual Civil War Weekend at the Grange. When his health forced him to move to Florida to be close with family, Bruce was every optomistic and eager to wear the uniform again. Bruce's light was brief in our regiment but it burned brightly. Rest in Peace, Bruce.