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Titus, Lewis R.


Age: 25, credited to Jay, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF, 8th VT INF, 75th USCI
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. B, 3rd VT INF, m/o 9/26/61; enl 11/28/61, m/i 2/18/62, CPL, Co. C, 8th VT INF, disch 2/28/63 for pr as 2LT, 3rd LA Native Gds (75th USCI), pow, Port Hudson, 6/20/63, Richmond, released 4/18/65, m/o 10/3/65

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Birth: 12/18/1836, New Hampshire
Death: 04/18/1912

Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Seattle, WA
Marker/Plot: GAR Memorial plaque in ground
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 6240350


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/21/1865
Portrait?: Gibson 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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Crown Hill Cemetery, Seattle, WA

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John Gibson Collection

Lewis R. Titus

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

Submitted by: Deanna French.