Ingalls, Lewis J.
Age: 23, credited to Belvidere, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 11/2/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. K, 8th VT INF, wdd, 9/4/62, reen 1/5/64, wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64 (gsw neck and lt leg), m/o 6/28/65 (Medal of Honor)
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Birth: 10/11/1837, Boston, MA
Burial: Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 22674
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, death date, no widow
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT
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This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor
Lewis J. Ingalls
Rank and Organization: Private, Co. K, 8th Vermont Infantry.
Place and date: Boutte Station, La., 4 Sep 1862.
Entered service at: Belvidere.
Born: 11 Oct 1837, Boston, MA
Died: 31 Dec 1913, Irasburg.
Buried: Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT
Date of Issue: 20 Oct 1899.
Citation: A railroad train guarded by about 60 men on flat cars having been sidetracked by a misplaced switch into an ambuscade of guerrillas who were rapidly shooting down the unprotected guards, this soldier, under a severe fire in which he was wounded, ran to another switch and, opening it, enabled the train and the surviving guards to escape.
NARA File Number: R&P 516096.
Lewis Ingalls, whose illness has been mentioned several times in these columns, died last Wednesday night; The funeral was held at his late home Friday afternoon. Rev. C. R. Adams officiating. He leaves an aged wife to whom much sympathy is extended. Interment was in the Village Cemetery.
Orleans County Monitor, January 7, 1914
Courtesy of Deanna French.