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1863 May 14
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1863 May 14
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 14 May 1863, from John F. Lewis (ca. 1836-1864), Company D, 17th Connecticut Infantry, to his wife Augusta H. Lewis (b. ca. 1839) of Plymouth Hollow, Connecticut, describing the battle of Chancellorsville, including the rout of the 11th Corps to which his regiment belonged by the Confederate Army. Lewis notes that his regiment was part of the only division which fought and retreated only after faced with overwhelming numbers and he sends a newspaper clipping confirming this. He details the fighting which halted the Confederate advance, mentions the wounded and dead, and relates how his lieutenant killed a Confederate sharpshooter. Lewis notes that many soldiers are missing and that many officers are resigning and comments on the marching the army has done since the battle
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John F. Lewis was born about 1836 in Connecticut. He enlisted in Company D, 17th Connecticut Infantry 16 August 1862. He fought in the battle of Chancellorsville, and was captured at the battle of Gettysburg 1 July 1863. Lewis was paroled about 15 July 1863, and returned to his regiment. He was promoted to corporal 30 January 1864. Lewis died 11 March 1864.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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8
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Historical Collectible Auctions
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001537501
Type of unit
p.

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