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Lewis, Jairus


Age: 32, credited to Wells, VT
Unit(s): 17th NY ARTY, 2nd USCA
Service: enl 8/22/64, Ridgeway, NY, m/i, Pvt, 17th NY ARTY Btry, 8/26/62, pr 1SGT before 4/10/63, m/o 2/25/64 for promotion to 1LT, Btry A, 2nd USC LT ARTY, 2/26/64, joined unit at Nashville, VT, 4/30/64, resgd 4/27/65 Bvt CAPT 6/22/67 "for faithful and meritorious services"

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Birth: 12/01/1829, Wells, VT
Death: 08/10/1896

Burial: Wells Town Cemetery, Wells, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 40784790


Alias?: Lewis, Jerry; Lewis, Jarius
Pension?: Yes, 5/12/1892, MO; widow Nancy M., 8/17/1896, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: UVM 46
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: Birth certificate says "Jarius," served as Jairus/Jarius in NY ARTY, and Jerry in USCA, post-war censuses, and pension; Jairus on gravestone


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Wells Town Cemetery, Wells, VT

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