Corp Lewis W. Carlisle


Corp Lewis W. Carlisle

Death 28 Jul 1898 (aged 20)
Burial Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Plot Sect U
Memorial ID 19143446 View Source

Lewis W. Carlisle.

Lewis W. Carlisle was moved from the hospital ship, Wednesday, and taken to St. Peter's hospital, Brooklyn. He was very bad, and, in addition to his wound, had a bad case of typhoid fever.

The people of the entire city were earnestly hoping that this young soldier, endowed with fine talents, and who only a few weeks ago marched away in health and strength, who did his full duty in the camp and on the field of battle until he fell in defense of the flag and human liberty at Santiago and would be able to fight successfully this battle with disease. The hope was vain, however, for Friday morning news came of his death.

Lewis W. Carlisle was born in this city 20 years ago. He moved with his father, William S. Carlisle, to Dayton, O., about eight years ago at the time of the removal of the Davis Sewing Machine company plant. After graduating from the Dayton high school, he returned to this city about two years ago and began the study of law in the office of his brother, John X. Carlisle.

Immediately after returning to this city, he became a member of the 30th Separte company, and no one took more interest in the affairs of the organization than he. He was promoted to corporal last spring. Long before war was declared, he began to make his preparations to go to the front with his company when the call was made. When it was found that his company was not going, it did not swerve him from his determination to go to war. He telegraphed to New York, and found a place in the 71st regiment.

Source: Watertown Reunion, 1898

Lewis W. Carlisle

New York, NY Municipal Deaths
Name Lewis W. Carlisle
Event Type Death
Event Date 28 Jul 1898
Event Place Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
Residence Place Santiago, Cuba
Gender Male
Age 20
Marital Status Single
Race White
Occupation Soldier
Birth Year (Estimated) 1878
Birthplace Watertown, N.Y.
Burial Date 29 Jul 1898
Burial Place Watertown, N.Y.
Father's Name William S. Carlisle
Father's Birthplace N.Y. State
Mother's Name Catherine B. Carlisle
Mother's Birthplace N.Y. State
Citing this Record
"New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 March 2015), Lewis W. Carlisle, 28 Jul 1898; citing Death, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,324,008.


Wounded in battle Santiago Cuba. He died for the cause of Humanity


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