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Lewis, Horace Wilson

Age: 22, credited to Chelsea, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/22/62, m/i 10/4/62, CPL, Co. D, 12th VT INF, comn 2LT, 3/10/63 (4/16/63), m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: 04/23/1840, Chelsea, VT
Death: 02/07/1918

Burial: Oakdale Memorial Gardens , Davenport, IA
Marker/Plot: Lot 115
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 176870855
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: VHS off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia

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Horace W. Lewis died Feb. 8, at Topeka, Kan., aged 78 yrs. He was a native of this town, the son of the late Steven Lewis, who resided on the west hill on the farm now owned by Edna Cosgrove. During the Civil War he was in college in Ann Arbor, Mich., and after being there two years he came home to enlist and was commissioned lieutenant of company D, 12th Vermont Volunteers. He is among the last of Co. D. members to pass away.

After the war he returned to Ann Arbor and finished his course as a Civil Engineer. When the Topeka and Santa Fe railroad was built, Mr. Lewis had charge of the bridge building and had been connected to the railroad until the time of his death, which occurred suddenly after an illness of only a few hours.

His home was in Davenport, Iowa, where his remains were taken for burial. He is survived by a wife and one son, Edwin W . Lewis of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and a half sister, Mrs. A. W. Whitney of this town.

The Barre Daily Times, May 18, 1918

Courtesy of Deanna French