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Federal (USV)


Lewis L. Simpson

(c. 1842 - 1863)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 89th New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 19 years. Enlisted September 17, 1861 at Unadilla to serve three years; mustered in as Private, Co. K, October 21, 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the left knee in action on 14 September 1862 at Fox's Gap on South Mountain.

The remainder of the War:
His left leg was amputated just above the knee at a United States Hospital in Maryland, on or about September 17, 1862, and he was discharged for disability February 5, 1863 at Frederick City, MD.

After the War:
He returned home and died there on 1 May 1863.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of New York1. Details from family genealogist Pat Simpson.

Death Date: 5/01/1863    Death Place: NY    Burial Place: Methodist Cemetery, Sand Hill, NY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, for the Year 1901 (Issue 31), pp. 242 - 324  [AotW citation 12484]

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