From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Philip Lowry '63

Date of birth: March 10, 1845

Date of death: February 12, 1866

Age: 21

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

Philip Wager Lowry was admitted to the Naval Academy from Pennsylvania on September 22, 1859 at age 14 years 6 months.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about Philip's life or loss, except that it occurred on February 10th or 12th, 1866, at Fort Hamilton, New York.

He is buried in New York. He was survived by his wife, Caroline Tilghman.

The Navy Report from 1867 gives his date of death as February 12, 1866, but this genealogy gives February 10. It also gives his date of birth (March 10, 1845).


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Acting Midshipman, 22 September, 1859. Ensign, 16 September, 1862. Died 12 February, 1866.

In 1865 he was an Ensign aboard the 2nd rate ship Sacramento — though as of December 1864 he had been detached "and placed on sick leave." Another publication also reported on his sick leave in February 1865.

Class of 1863

Philip is one of 14 members of the Class of 1863 on Virtual Memorial Hall.