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Federal (USV)

Private

Lewis King

(1846 - 1929)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 15 year old farmer in Paris, IN, he mustered as Private, Company H, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was detached for duty as ammunition train guard on 15 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with the regiment in Maryland and carried ammunition from supply wagons to his mates on the field in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned to his company in February 1863 and was promoted to Corporal, date not given. He was slightly wounded at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. He mustered out on 1 September 1864 in Indianapolis. He enlisted again and mustered in Company G, 145th Indiana Infantry on 9 February 1865 and mustered out with them on 21 January 1866 in Cuthbert, GA.

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His role at Antietam from Jones.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

1846

Death

07/30/1929 Columbus, IN; burial in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, IN

Notes

1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 612  [AotW citation 18821]

2   Jones, Wilbur D., Jr., Giants in the Cornfield: the 27th Indiana Infantry, Shippenburg (Pa.): White Mane Publishers, 1997, pg. 11  [AotW citation 18822]