Titus, Lewis R.
Age: 25, credited to Jay, VTVITALS
Birth: 12/18/1836, New HampshireADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Crown Hill Cemetery, Seattle, WA
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Lt. L. R. Titus, first of the 8th Vt, afterwards with the of the "Corps D'Afrique" was taken prisoner on the 20th of June, 1864, at Port Hudson. He was sentenced to be shot because he belonged to a negro regiment. This sentence was remitted, but he was taken round for exhibition through North and South Carolina, and afterwards committed to prison, and with two other officers, fastened to six negroes with a ball and chain. In turn he was carried to nearly all the Southern prisons, but was finally paroled.
Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1877, iii:395
Courtesy of Deanna French.
LIBBY VETERAN DIES; By United Press Leased Wire:
Seattle -- April 20, one of the last soldiers to be freed from Libby prison after a confinemont of several years was Lieut. Lewis R. Titus, died here today, at age 76.
Tacoma (WA) Times April 20, 1912
Courtesy of Deanna French