JAMES W. COWIE, ENS, USN
James Cowie '67
Date of birth: 1849
Date of death: January 24, 1870
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
James Walker Cowie was admitted to the Naval Academy from Iowa on February 25, 1863 at age 14 years 11 months.
James was lost on January 24, 1870 when USS Oneida was sunk following a collision with a British merchant steamer while departing Yokohama harbor, Japan. One hundred twenty-four other officers and men were also lost.
A detailed account of the event is available here.
He has a memory marker in Washington, D.C.
Acting Midshipman, 25 February, 1863. Graduated 6 June, 1867. Ensign, 18 December, 1868. Lost on board the Oneida, 24 January, 1870.