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Lewis, George Clark
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 21, credited to Underhill, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 9/2/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. K, 5th VT INF, dis/dsb 6/30/62; enl 10/9/62, m/i 12/30/62, SGT, Co. M, 1st VT CAV, pr 1SGT, 2/1/64, comn 2LT, 7/7/64 (9/3/64), pr 1LT, 2/9/65 (3/6/65), m/o 5/15/65, as 2LT

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VITALS
Birth: abt 1840, Underhill, VT
Death: 05/16/1912

Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Marker/Plot: 03/2302
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery
Findagrave Memorial #: 33390727
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: MHI off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None
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George C. Lewis

St. Albans Daily Messenger

May 23, 1912

Capt. George C. Lewis

News has been received of the death of Capt. George C. Lewis, which occurred May 16 at the home of his son in Rockville, Md. According to his wish he was buried Saturday afternoon, with other heroes of the War for the Union in the beautiful Arlington cemetery.

George C. Lewis enlisted from Underhill, October 9, 1862, in Company M, First Vermont cavalry, and upon its organization was made third sergeant, later being promoted to the grade of first sergeant, second lieutenant, and first lieutenant. During his enlistment he had the honor of serving in the Cavalry crops of the army of the Potomac, and under Generals Sheridan and Custer, and from the date of his enlisting to his discharge, May 15, 1865, his regiment was present in 65 battles and combats, including the Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor Shenandoah Valley, and Appomattox campaigns. He participated in the terrific charge of the First Vermont cavalry on Round Top on the afternoon of July 3, 1863, and in the action of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864, where the regiment made its great capture of prisoners and cannon, he was also present at the surrender of General Lee and the army of northern Virginia at Appomattox courthouse, April 19, 1865.

For several years after the war he resided in Vermont, where he was an officer in the United States customs, later he went to Washington, D.C., and at the time of his death, with Mrs. Lewis resided with his son, a prominent physician in Rockville, Md. He was a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, Commandery of the District of Columbia. During the latter part of his life he passed many of his summers in Vermont in the vicinity of his old home, Underhill, the climate there being beneficial to his failing health.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.