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CMOHS.org - Captain LEWIS, DEWITT CLINTON, U.S. Army

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LEWIS, DEWITT CLINTON

Rank: Captain
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company F
Division: 97th Pennsylvania Infantry
Born: West Chester, Pa.
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At Secessionville, S.C., 16 June 1862
 
 


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Citation

While retiring with his men before a heavy fire of can1ster shot at short range, returned in the face of the enemy's fire and rescued an exhausted private of his company who but for this timely action would have lost his life by drowning in the morass through which the troops were retiring.