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Pike, Lewis

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 23, credited to Whitingham, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS
Service: enl 10/28/61, m/i 12/31/62, Pvt, Co. H, 2nd USSS, reen 12/21/63, pr CPL 3/12/64, mwia, Wilderness, 5/6/64, d/wds 5/8/64 (occupation: farmer, 5' 5 3/4", light complexion, blue eyes, light hair)

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VITALS

Birth: 1838, Whitingham, VT
Death: 05/08/1864

Burial: Probably buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Hannah, 12/13/1864; minor, 8/2/1869
Portrait?: White Collection
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: None

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Died in Virginia

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Photo

Brian White's Sharpshooters Collection

Obituary

BIOGRAPHICAL
Died in Virginia, May 19th, Mr. Lewis Pike, aged 26 years.

He was born in Whitingham in this State, where he continued to reside until the Spring of 1861, when he removed to Worcester, Mass. There he passed the Summer, but feeling it to be his duty to go into the service of his country, he returned to his native town and enlisted in Co. H, 2d Reg., United States Sharpshooters. He was a faithful soldier until his death. He experienced religion in November, 1858, and joined the M. E. Church, in the fellowship of which he remained faithfully discharging his duties as a christian during his earthly life. He was ever faithful and active in the cause of Christ, and patriotic and loyal to his country. He was beloved by his fellow soldiers.

During the last winter he re-enlisted and came home on a short furlough, spending a few happy days with his family, when he again returned to his duty on the field of strife. Soon after his return to the army he closed his earthly career. He leaves a wife and one child, and numerous friends to mourn, but not without hope. Their loss is his gain. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."

SHUBAEL Atherton

Sadawga, Oct. 3, 1864.

Source: Vermont Christian Messenger, October 13, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.