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These three brothers died during the war. Their fate is reported in Slaughter, History of Saint Mark’s Parish revised as Green, Genealogical and Historical Notes on Culpeper County, Virginia (1900) reprinted (Baltimore 1983) ii, 116. Stiles, 4th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg 1985) notes their deaths in service of the Commonwealth. Slaughter notes that there is a four sided marker at Louisa Court House in memory of these three brothers. Each side identifies one of them and the fourth side reads, “The only sons of the Rev. John Towles.” Dr. Slaughter's narrative continues, “As the writer a few years ago was wandering through this country cemetery, he came across these graves, and reading the inscriptions on the shaft, there came into and over his soul a swelling tide of emotions, which it is vain for him to attempt to describe.”