(1829 - 1898)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
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.
On the Campaign
Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.
The rest of the War
Present with his Company in action in most engagements at least through the siege of Petersburg in 1864.
References & 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.
03/27/1829; Bollnäs, SWEDEN
1898; burial in Tuskegee City Cemetery, Tuskegee, AL