site logo
[no picture yet]

[no picture yet]

Federal (USV)


James Lewis

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 20 in Company D, First Delaware Infantry on 7 August 1861 at Wilmington. Appointed Sergeant Major of the Regiment on 1 October 1861. Promoted from Sergeant Major to 2nd Lieutenant, Company D on 20 December 1861. Promoted to First Lieutenant, Company C, on 17 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was acting Adjutant in Maryland and was wounded by artillery fire on 16 September 1862 at Antietam. He was the first combat casualty in the First Delaware.

The rest of the War

Transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps 10 September 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Delaware1 and Seville2.


1   State of Delaware, Adjutant General's Office, Civil War Military records for Delaware Units, Published 1861-, first accessed 31 January 2015, <>, Source page: Muster Out Roll, First Delaware Infantry  [AotW citation 13713]

2   Seville, William Penn, History of the First Regiment, Delaware Volunteers, Wilmington: Historical Society of Delaware, 1884, pg. 47  [AotW citation 13781]