Age: 38, credited to Middlesex, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1825, Quebec, CanadaADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Middlesex Center Cemetery, Middlesex, VT
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Shocking Affair in Middlesex -- On Saturday morning last, about 10 o'clock, the house of Mr. Lewis Amell, near Middlesex Centre, caught fire, as is supposed by smoking meat; and Amell, who probably rushed into the house for the purpose of saving some of his effects, was burned to death. The first man who arrived at the place states that he saw Amell at the chamber window once, that he threw some things out, and went back. The house soon fell in and he was burned to death. When his body was recovered from the ruins, the head, arms and legs were burned off. Mr. Amell was about 50 years of age, and was universally regarded as an upright man and excellent citizen. He served in the army for three years and a half during the war: first in the 8th Regiment and afterward in the 3d Battery (sic). He was expecting soon to emigrate to Minnesota. He leaves a family. The house and contents were insured in the Farmers' Company for some $350.
Vermont Watchman and State Journal (Montpelier), May 8, 1872
Webmaster's note: the article indicates he served in both the 8th Infantry and the 3rd Battery, which is incorrect. His son, Louis Amell Jr. served in the 3rd Battery.