Who was Lemuel J. Bowden

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  1. Salty

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    He was a US Senator elected in 1863 - From Virginia!

    Why would Va have elected a Senator to the US Senator during the War Between the States?

    Bowden was Senator # 603
     
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    He was a member of the Unionist Party, which only lasted about six or eight years. It was anti-secessionist. He was elected to the seat in the U.S. Senate by Virginians who opposed secession. He apparently only served in Washington for one year.
     

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