Abner McCoy LewisHome State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Georgia Infantry
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Entered service as 2nd Lieutenant, Company B, 2nd Georgia Volunteer Infantry on 12 July 1861. He was elected Captain of the company on 28 April 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
After the battle he was commanding the Regiment as senior officer present, and wrote the unit's after-action report.
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded again at Chickamauga on 19 September 1863, and had a leg amputated. He was appointed Major of the Regiment 15 January 1864. He retired on disability on 23 December 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from US Archives record found on CWSSS 1, with further details from a Company B muster roll posted by Virginia Crilley on USGenWeb.
1 US National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, Published c. 1999, first accessed 01 January 2000, <http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/index.html> [AotW citation 96]
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