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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

Lewis Stanley Chitwood

(1842 - 1918)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old farm boy from Mt. Andrew in Barbour County, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 5th Alabama Infantry on 15 May 1861 in Clayton, AL. He was promoted to First Sergeant on 17 June and was elected Jr. 2nd Lieutenant of Company A on 14 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was listed as missing in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862, but had actually been captured there.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain, date not given. He was paroled in November 1862. He was captured again, at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 19 May 1864. He was among the "Immortal 600" Confederate officer priswoners sent to Charleston, SC in August 1864.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 His status on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. He's among the officers listed in John Ogden Murray's The Immortal Six Hundred (1905). Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Eugeneia Pauline Faustine Kennedy (1846-1886) in December 1866 and they had 7 children.

Birth

05/07/1842; Troup County, GA

Death

03/22/1918; Atlanta, GA; burial in Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, GA

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=34019, etc.  [AotW citation 25603]