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Lieut Alexander B Lewis
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Birth: 1837
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1863
Keokuk
Lee County
Iowa, USA

Civil War Veteran
Co E 5th Iowa Infantry
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From Military Records:
Alexander B Lewis age 24
Residence Independence, Iowa
Nativity Pennsylvania
Enlisted Jul 1 1861 as Sgt.
Promoted Sgt Major Oct 15 1861.
Promoted 1st Lt Mar 22 1862.
Wounded in thigh severely Sep 19 1862 Iuka,Mississippi. Died Feb 25 1863 Keokuk Hospital.
Buried Oakland Cemetery now Keokuk National Cemetery.
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Based on enlistment his service included battles of New Madrid & Island # 10, Siege of Corinth, MS (Apr 2-May 30,1862)Battle of Iuka(Sep 19) where regiment won high honors by holding its ground against four times its numbers, making 3 charges with bayonet when all ammunition was exhausted. Out of 480 engaged, the 5th lost 220 killed and wounded. 
 
Note: Birth year based on age at enlistment
 
Burial:
Keokuk National Cemetery
Keokuk
Lee County
Iowa, USA
Plot: , 503
 
Maintained by: K L Bonnett
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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Lieut Alexander B Lewis
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Lieut Alexander B Lewis
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