|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1897|
Company E, 1st U.S. Colored Infantry of Iowa.
Born in Kentucky,
Entered Service 09-13-1864 in St. Louis, Missouri, Discharged 10-15-1865 at Duvalls Bluff, Arkansas,
d. 03-22-1897 in Clarinda, Iowa. Age 62,
Mr Lewis had resided in Clarinda, Iowa since about the close of the Civil War.
He was brought to Missouri from Kentucky in his early life and was a slave in Missouri on a plantation a few miles N.W. of Savannah.
V. Graff of this city knew him on the plantation 38 or 40 years previous to his death.
Lewis belonged to a man named James Shoemaker whose plantation adjoined the farm of Mr Graff's father. V. Graff was largely instumental in giving Lewis his freedom. Mr Graff was in the Union Army at the time of Lewis escape and afterward Lewis enlisted and seerved faithfully for two years.
Maintained by: Ancestral Sleuth
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Sep 10, 2006
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