Son of David and Emma Hewitt. Aged 18 yrs. Co. M 62 Pa. Infantry.
Hollidaysburg Democratic Standard, 5 Feb. 1863:
"FUNERAL OF THOMAS R. HEWIT
The remains of Thos. R. Hewit, son of Mrs. Emma Hewit, widow of David Hewit, dead, of this place, were brought home last week from the Army of the Rappahannock, and were interred on Sunday afternoon, in the Presbyterian cemetery. The deceased was a young man-not yet of age, and was a member of Capt. Crozier's company, 62d Regiment. He left our town in the fall of '61 under the call of the President for 600,000 men, and being a young man of heavy frame, and patriotism and intelligence, he soon became a valuable member of his company. He was ever present in the discharge of his duties, and won the affection not only of his comrades, but the esteem of his officers. Through fatigue, hardship and exposure, he at last fell a prey to disease, and though he died in the hospital, he died as much for his country, as did the gallant spirits that went out from this uncertain life upon the bloody fields of Fredericksburg and Murfeesboro.
His remains were taken to the M.E. Church, whence, after appropriate religious services, they were taken to the grave yard. Van Tries' cornet band, a military escort of returned volunteers, and a large concourse of citizens were present, and followed his remains to their last resting place. "Tom" was a gallant boy, and whilst he has a large circle of friends to mourn his death, his many companions will long cherish his name with feelings of kindness and regret. Peace to his ashes."