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William Gaston Lewis
Birth: Sep. 3, 1835
Rocky Mount
Nash County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1901
Goldsboro
Wayne County
North Carolina, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. When the Civil War broke out, he was a railroad civil engineer, whom joined the Confederate Army and was commissioned a Major. He saw action at the Battle of Bethel, Battle of New Bern, was promoted Lieutenant Colonel of the 33rd North Carolina Regiment in 1862 and participated in the defense of Richmond. In 1863, at the Battle of Gettysburg, he was Colonel in command of the 33rd North Carolina and led a brigade in the Battle Of Cold Harbor. In June 1864, he was promoted Brigadier General in charge of the entrenchments of Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, where he saw his last action. Following the war, he returned to his career as a civil engineer, serving as the State Engineer of North Carolina and general superintendent for several railroads. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Wesley Lewis (1804 - 1842)
  Catharine Ann Battle Lewis (1809 - 1879)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Lucinda Pender Lewis (1840 - 1902)*
 
 Children:
  Anna Hartwell Lewis (1868 - 1921)*
  Laura Lloyd Lewis (1873 - 1952)*
  James Spencer Lewis (1876 - 1948)*
  Mittie Lewis Barrier (1881 - 1973)*
 
 Siblings:
  Richard Henry Lewis (1832 - 1917)*
  William Gaston Lewis (1835 - 1901)
  Christopher Columbus Lewis (1840 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Pneumonia 
Inscription:
Father: John Wesley Lewis 34762723
Mother: Catherine Ann Battle Lewis 34760345
 
Burial:
Willow Dale Cemetery
Goldsboro
Wayne County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jun 21, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 10049
William Gaston Lewis
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
William Gaston Lewis
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William Gaston Lewis
Added by: J R & T D White
 
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Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Jun. 24, 2014
Your rememberance will last for eternity.
- Patrick Murphy
 Added: May. 20, 2014
Deo Vindice.
- J Spencer
 Added: Feb. 19, 2014
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