Lawrence Lewis, Jr.(1829 - 1898)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He came to America in 1855, and to Tuskegee, AL in 1859. He was an unmarried 32 year old tailor from Tuskegee when he enlisted as Private on 28 April 1861 in Company B, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was wounded in action at First Manassas on 21 July 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
Present with his Company in action in most engagements at least through the siege of Petersburg in 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1, which lists him as Larance Lewis, and his age as 29 years at enlistment. Details from the Alabama Official and Statistical Register (1915) in a bio sketch for his son Oscar Scott Lewis (1875-1946), who was a lawyer, judge, mayor of Tuskegee 1903-08, and an Alabama State Senator 1915-. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 03/27/1829 Place of Birth: Bollnäs, SWEDEN |
Burial Place: Tuskegee City Cemetery, Tuskegee, AL
1 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15604]
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