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Lewis, Edwin Fayette

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 38, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): USN
Service: enl 8/13/62, LNDS, USN, steamer Fahkee, North Atlantic Squadron; steamer Alabama, North Atlantic Squadron, 64; m/o 9/25/65

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VITALS

Birth: 08/04/1824, Wells, VT
Death: 08/04/1880

Burial: Wells Town Cemetery, Wells, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/15/1870; widow Sarah, 4/29/1884
Portrait?: Unknown
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: Soldier may be buried in the family plot with parents (Artemus & Parmela) without a marker.

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BURIAL:

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Wells Town Cemetery, Wells, VT

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EDWIN FAYETTE LEWIS

(4 AUGUST 1824 - 4 AUGUST 1880) WAS BORN IN WELLS, THE SON OF ARTEMUS AND PAMELA (LOOMIS) WELLS.

He was living in Albany, New York, employed as a machinist, in 1860.

Lewis was appointed Acting Third Assistant Engineer on 12 August 1862. He served on USS Connecticut in 1862 and 1863. He was promoted to Acting Second Assistant Engineer on 20 August 1864. He served on USS Fahkee and Alabama, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, from 1864 to 1865. She was one of the dozens of ships that participated in the shelling of Fort Fisher in December 1864, and January 1865. In March, she transferred to the James River, and was stationed at City Point until 10 April, when she moved downstream to the Newport News-Hampton Roads area. At the end of the month she went north for repairs in New York, returning to Hampton Roads at the end of May, returning to Philadelphia, where she was decommissioned, on 14 July. Lewis was honorably discharged 24 September.

Lewis received a pension of $5 from 1865 to 1870, and $10 from 1870 until 1874, then $20 until his death, due to disease of the lungs resulting in heart disease as a result of excessive exposure to heat in the engine-room during his time in the service.

He was living with his uncle, Levi Lewis, in Wells, in 1880, employed as a machinist. His estranged wife (or divorced former wife, depending on how you read the documentation) was living in Brooklyn, New York.

He died in Wells; interment in town cemetery.

Lewis married Sarah Fitzgerald in New York, 28 April 1850.

Source: Ledoux, Tom, Green Mountain Mariners Of The Civil War, self-published, 2014.