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The text that follows is reproduced from (the report of the) Thirtieth Annual Reunion of the Association of the Graduates of the United States Military Academy, June 7th, 1899.

 p168  Lewis C. Overman
No. 2048. Class of 1865.
Died May 8, 1899, at Nantucket, Mass., aged 56.

Lewis C. Overman, formerly Major, Corps of Engineers U. S. A., was instantly killed May 8 by falling from a staging, on which he was at work on his summer home in Nantucket, Mass. The deceased was graduated from West Point June 23, 1865, second in his class, and was at once promoted First Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers; was promoted Captain in 1867, and Major in 1883. He served with great ability in many parts of the country. In 1892 he was tried for certain irregularities in his accounts and was sentenced to be reprimanded. On September 20, 1892, he resigned from the service. He leaves a widow who, at the time of his death, was at the Hotel St. George, Brooklyn.

Army and Navy Journal.

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