Private William E. Lowe was was born on November 23rd, 1839 at Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas.
In 1860, he lived with his parents and brother, Alfred B. Lowe at Manatee County, Florida.
He was mustered into Confederate service on May 1st, 1862 when he was enlisted as a Private in Captain Smith’s Company (Key West Avengers), 7th Regiment Florida Infantry by Captain R. B. Smith at Tampa, Florida for a period of 3 years or the war. He is reported present on all rolls until February 25th, 1862 when he was transferred to the C.S. Navy while at Dalton, Georgia.
He was assigned to serve in CSS Savannah on March 3rd, 1864. He was discharged from service by Surgeon’s Certificate on June 2nd, 1864.
He died at Key West, Monroe County, Florida on April 26th, 1926.