(1836 - 1899)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
He enlisted as a Private in Company G, 13th Georgia Infantry on 4 September 1861 in Richmond, VA.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was on furlough to 27 February 1863, then back with his Company. He was wounded again, at Monocacy Junction near Frederick, MD on 9 July 1864. He returned to duty from a hospital in Charlottesville, VA on 15 September and was hit again just a week later, by a gunshot to his body at Fisher's Hill, VA on 22 September 1864. He was on wounded furlough on 28 February 1865 with no later military record.
References & notes
His service from Henderson,1 as Richard Allday Lewis, and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
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; John B (1838-1862) - died Savannah, GA in April 1862; and Falton K (1842-1862) - mortally wounded at Sharpsburg, died December 1862 in Richmond.
Richard married his brother Anthony's widow Mary E. Layton (1843-1892) in December 1865 and they had at least 10 children.
09/19/1836; Early County, GA
10/25/1899; Mitchell County, GA; burial in Branchville United Methodist Church Cemetery, Camilla, GA
1 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 7283]
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 28290]