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G.H. Lewis

G.H. Lewis

Federal (USV)

Private

George Henry Lewis

(1842 - 1913)

Home State: Connecticut

Education: Yale College, Class of 1868

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

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

On the Campaign

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

The rest 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 & 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

09/06/1842; New Britain, CT

Death

03/16/1913 Des Moines, IA

Notes

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]