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L.M. Lewis

L.M. Lewis

Federal (USV)

Private

Luke Monroe Lewis

(1840 - 1910)

Home State: Vermont

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd United States Sharpshooters

Before Antietam

A 22 year old farmer worker on his father's place in Duxbury, VT, he enlisted as a Private in Company E, 2nd US Sharpshooters on 30 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in his chest and right arm by a gunshot in action in Miller's Cornfield at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned to duty and mustered out at the end of his term of service on 9 November 1864.

After the War

By 1880 he was farming his own place in Duxbury.

References & notes

Service information from Peck1 and Ledoux.2 Wound details from an 1888 speech (pg. 40) by William H. Humphrey, a veteran of Company E; text now at the Vermont Historical Society. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1880. His picture also from Vermont in the Civil War, from a hand-tinted photograph contributed by Grant and Lee Fairbanks.

Birth

07/16/1840; Bolton, VT

Death

04/08/1910 Chittenden County, VT; burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Huntington, VT

Notes

1   Peck, Theodore S., Adjutant General, and The Vermont Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Montpelier: Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., 1892, pg. 613  [AotW citation 25038]

2   Ledoux, Tom, Vermont in the Civil War, Published 1996, first accessed 01 January 2004, <http://www.vermontcivilwar.org/index.php>, Source page: /get.php?input=22286  [AotW citation 25039]