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Sgt Richard Henry Lewis
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1836
Fauquier County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1905
Rixeyville
Culpeper County
Virginia, USA

Son of Henry Marrs Lewis and Frances Ann Rixey; brother of William Henry (also of the Black Horse Cavalry), and Mary Frances.
Married to Lucinda Margaret Rixey; father of James Richard Lewis, Frances Rixey Lewis, Lucinda "Lula" Tutt Lewis, and Mattie Marrs Lewis.

Company H "Black Horse Cavalry", 4th Virginia Cavalry, Mumford's Brigade, Fitzhugh Lee's Division, Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Residence Rixeyville VA.; farmer; 5'7", dark complexion, dark eyes, black hair.
Enlisted on 4/25/1861 as a Sergeant, he mustered into "H" Co. VA 4th Cavalry.
POW 5/31/1862 Hanover Court House, VA.; confined 6/2/1862 Fort Delaware, DE.; exchanged 8/5/1862.
Detached 7/1863 - 11/1863 as scout.
Detached 1/1864 through 4/1864 as scout for Genl Stuart.
Wounded in a knee 5/6/1864 The Wilderness, VA.
Returned home to Culpeper County to recuperate; joined Colonel Mosby's Partisan Cavalry.

Postwar, an agriculturist, he was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates during 1895 and 1896, representing Culpeper County.

The 4th Cavalry Regiment, "Escorts to Gen. Stonewall Jackson", completed its organization at Sangster's Cross Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, in September, 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Prince William, Chesterfield, Madison, Culpeper, Powhatan, Goochland, Hanover, Fauquier, Buckingham, and the City of Richmond.
It participated in the Battle of Williamsburg, the Seven Days' Battles, 2nd Manassas, Maryland campaigns, Fredericksburg, Kelly's Ford, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, Upperville, Gettysburg, Bristoe, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Spotsylvania, Haw's Shop, Bethesda Church, the Shenandoah Valley with Early and around Appomattox. (bio by: BigFrench) 
 
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 Children:
  James Richard Lewis (1866 - 1929)*
  Frances Rixey Lewis (1868 - 1945)*
  Lucinda Tutt Lewis (1869 - 1943)*
  Martha Marrs Lewis (1871 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Masonic Cemetery
Culpeper
Culpeper County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: BigFrench
Record added: Sep 10, 2006
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Sgt Richard Henry Lewis
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