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Lewis Martin
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Birth: 1840
Death: Jan. 25, 1892
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

A Civil War veteran, Lewis was in an unmarked grave for 121 years until a community effort was made to mark his grave with a tombstone. His stone was dedicated in a ceremony in Oak Ridge Cemetery on November 2, 2013.

Civil War veteran. Company E, 29th U.S. Colored Infantry He was wounded in the Battle before Petersburg, Virginia. He was sent to the General Hospital at Alexandria, Virginia and later transferred to Harewood Hospital in Washington, DC.


A negro named Lewis Martin, who is well known in this city as the one-legged and one-armed old soldier, was found dead yesterday morning in his bed. He resided in a house, corner of Lincoln avenue and Jefferson street, and up to a short time ago he had been having a white woman at his home as a housekeeper, but she left him recently and he had since lived alone. About 7 o'clock yesterday morning, Mrs. Carrie Boone, colored, who came to the house frequently to look after him, found him dead. Mrs. Boone immediately notified some of the neighbors.

He was a private in the Twenty-ninth Illinois volunteers during the war, and received a pension of $72 per month for the loss of his limbs and one eye in the army. He received some time ago back pension money amounting to $6,500, a portion of which he invested in property on West Jefferson street, including the place where he lived. He also had some money saved up. He was about 45 years of age, and has two brothers residing in Alton, who have been notified of his death. IL State Register, Springfield, IL 1-27-1892

Oak Ridge Cemetery
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 4, 2, 22
Maintained by: BjJ
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Feb 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24589557
Lewis Martin
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Lewis Martin
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Lewis Martin
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- John G. Hall
 Added: Jul. 22, 2016

- Paula Lemire
 Added: Jul. 22, 2016
It was an honor to attend the ceremony honoring Private Lewis Martin on November 2, 2013. May others step forward as his honorary descendants and continue to remember him with flower tributes and words of thanks. It's never too late.....
- Ms. Burgess
 Added: Nov. 4, 2013
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