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Lewis Levi Faust
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1848
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 31, 1927
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA


Trained as a high-wire and trapeze artist with Sell Brothers Circus. He traveled throughout the United States for a period of 20 years, when he successfully retired from performing. He briefly performed with Barnum-Bailey.

Civil War Veteran

Company H, 5th Cavalry /65th PA Cavalry Regiment

Mustered in January 26, 1864.
Mustered out with company on August 7, 1865.

"Cameron Dragoons"

The Fifth Cavalry was recruited under the authority of an order granted by the Secretary of War, dated July 6th, 1861. It was at first known as the Cameron Dragoons. It was among the first of the three years' regiments raised, and being authorized by the National Government, was, for a time, held to be independent of the State of Pennsylvania. The first ten companies were from the city of Philadelphia, the last two from Pittsburgh.

Organized at Philadelphia July to September, 1861.

Mustered out of service on the 7th of August 1865, at Richmond, Virginia.

Regiment lost during service: 1 Officer and 76 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 210 Enlisted men by disease. Total 293.
Family links: 
  Benneville B. Faust (1819 - 1891)
  Mary Helder Faust (1825 - 1881)
  Rose Callahan Faust (1849 - 1935)
  M. Josephine Faust (1880 - 1954)*
  Marie Agnes Faust (1889 - 1935)*
  Nathaniel Faust (1844 - 1862)*
  Lewis Levi Faust (1848 - 1927)
  William Henry Faust (1857 - 1860)*
  Franklin Washington Faust (1860 - 1910)*
*Calculated relationship
Gethsemane Cemetery
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section: MF Plot: 43 Grave: 4
Created by: Berks-Dauphin Roots
Record added: Mar 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50299336
Lewis Levi Faust
Added by: Neil D Scheidt
Lewis Levi Faust
Added by: Berks-Dauphin Roots
Lewis Levi Faust
Added by: Berks-Dauphin Roots
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