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G.H. Lewis
G.H. Lewis

Federal (USV)


George Henry Lewis

(1842 - 1913)
Home State: Connecticut
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
From New Britain, he was a student at the Williston Seminary before enlisting in Company F, 14th Connecticut Infantry in July 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the left shoulder in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
Promoted Corporal on 17 October 1862. Wounded again, at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. Promoted Sergeant 9 February 1863. Discharged on disability 2 October 1863.

After the War:
He completed preparatory work at Williston, and entered Yale College in 1864. On graduation he taught in Connecticut and at Grinnell College in Iowa. He moved to Des Moines in 1871, passed the Bar in 1872, and afterward practiced law there. He also ran his own businesses in investments, real estate, and insurance.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Page1. Further details from History of the Class of 1868: Yale College (1914). His photograph from a CDV posted online by reenactors of Company G, 14th Connecticut.

Birth Date: 09/06/1842    Place of Birth: New Britain, CT    
College: Yale College    Graduating Year: 1868    
Death Date: 03/16/1913    Death Place: Des Moines, IA    


1   Page, Charles D., History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry, Meriden (CT): The Horton Printing Co., 1906, pp. 441 - 446  [AotW citation 9248]

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