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Confederate (CSV)


Falton Kemp Lewis

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was 18 years old and lived with his parents and 4 siblings on their substantial farm near Octavia in Early County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company G, 13th Georgia Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his thigh in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in Richmond, VA hospitals by November and died from his wound in Chimborazo (Virginia State) Hospital #1 there on 31 December 1862.

References & notes

His service from Henderson,1 as Faulkner K. Lewis, and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.

One of 5 brothers in Company G. The other 4 were Anthony (1830-1863) - died in Richmond of disease in April 1863; William A (1834-1864) - mortal wound at Monocacy, died Frederick, MD July 1864; Richard A (1836-1899) - wounded at Sharpsburg, Monocacy, Fisher's Hill; and John B (1838-1862) - died Savannah, GA in April 1862. Richard named his 4th child after his dead brother Falton.

His effects, consisting of $121.70 in various bills, were returned to his family by way of an attorney in February 1863.


c. 1842; Dooly County, GA


12/31/1862; Richmond, VA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 7282]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28289]