Trevanion Dudley Lewis(? - 1863)
Home State: Louisiana
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Louisiana Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He had been 2nd Lieutenant, Company A (the 'Creole Guards' from East Baton Rouge Parish), of the 8th Louisiana, and was appointed Major of the Regiment 7 May 1862, shortly after its April reorganization.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded at the battle.
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted Lieutenant Colonel 15 October 1862 (but may have held that rank at Sharpsburg), and Colonel of the Regiment 6 April 1863. He was killed in command at Gettysburg on 2 July, in the attack on Cemetery Hill.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: the 8th Infantry page at the Acadians in Gray website, from Steven A. Cormier; and
Death Date: 7/2/1863 Death Place: Gettysburg, PA
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