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Fort Lowell—Origin of name
In 1886, Fort Lowell was established in Tucson.  The military authorities named the fort after Colonel Charles Russell Lowell Jr.  Lowell was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1835. He graduated from Harvard at 15.  He served in the Union Army during the Civil War.  He was killed during the Battle of Cedar Creek in 1864.
The Pima County Public Library has a biography about Charles Russell Lowell Jr. titled: The Nature of Sacrifice.

“City’s Fort Lowell owes its name to feisty colonel.” Arizona Daily Star.   October 19, 2005. Page B3.

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