COL Charles Lewis

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COL Charles Lewis

  • Birth 11 Mar 1736 Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 10 Oct 1774 Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia, USA
  • Burial Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 9277293

Colonial Militia Officer. Born at Lewis Fort, near present day Staunton, Virginia, he was a prominent Virginia planter and a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1773 to 1774. A Colonel in the Virginia Militia, he led the forces of the Augusta County Regiment at Point Pleasant, Virginia (which is now West Virginia) during Lord Dunmore's War. On the morning of October 10, 1774 he led the attack of 150 officers and men, in the Battle of Point Pleasant, and engagement that pitted his Virginians against the famous Indian Chief Cornstalk and the Confederacy Indian Nations. Colonel Lewis was mortally wounded and died a short time later. He was buried with his fellow slain officers in the magazine on October 10, 1774. A large monument in memory of Colonel Lewis stands in the Tu Eudie Wie State Park in Point Pleasant. He is remember today for leading the fight in what many consider to be the first battle of the American Revolution. His brother, Andrew Lewis, would go on to become a General in the Continental Army.

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  • Maintained by: diggingaroundformyroots
  • Originally Created by: Mister Nobody
  • Added: 6 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9277293
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL Charles Lewis (11 Mar 1736–10 Oct 1774), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9277293, citing Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by diggingaroundformyroots (contributor 47347901) .