Introduction to E. Berkley Bowie’s Letter of January 3, 1919

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Jason Huber (Creator)
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Western Carolina University (WCU )
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Brian Gastle

Abstract: E. Berkley Bowie, first name Edris, was born in Maryland on May 8th 1882. He was an avid gun enthusiast, especially in regards to Confederate arms. Bowie posted an ad in the Confederate Veteran of March 1920 which reads “E. Berkley Bowie, 811 North Eutaw Street Baltimore Md. Wishes to hear from anyone who has information, newspapers, or documents in regard to the manufacture of firearms in the Confederacy. Families of Confederate States ordnance officers are especially solicited” (119). He also solicited information from the Columbus Enquirer-Sun in November of 1919, in which he stated “I am engaged in the collection of data on the manufacture of firearms in the Confederate States with a view of preserving from oblivion this phase of Confederate history, and trust to be able to record what Columbus accomplished in this important field” (4). This letter, written in 1919, is a similar solicitation for information about Confederate arms.

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Language: English
Date: 2015

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