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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

Joseph Lewis

(? - 1862)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 3rd Indiana Cavalry

Before Antietam

From Jefferson County, he enlisted as Corporal in Company E, 3rd Indiana Cavalry on 22 August 1861, and was promoted to Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action - "shot through the heart" - at the Quebec Schoolhouse near Middletown, MD on 13 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial in Middletown to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the Adjutant General.2 His death in Pickerill.3

Death

09/13/1862 near Middletown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3793]

2   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869  [AotW citation 24715]

3   Pickerill, William N., History of the Third Indiana Cavalry, Indianapolis: Aetna Printing, 1906, pg. 189  [AotW citation 25300]