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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

Vol. II
p382
1421

(Born Ala.)

William H. Lewis

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1845, to July 1, 1849, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1849.

p383 Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Brady, Mich., 1849, — Ft. Merrill, Tex.,

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, Oct. 7, 1849)

1850, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1850, — Corpus Christi, Tex., 1850‑51, — Ft. Smith, Ark., 1851, — March to Texas, 1851, — Phantom Hill, Tex., 1851, — Clear Fork of the Brazos, Tex., 1851‑53, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1853‑54, — Scouting, 1854, — Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1854, — Scouting, 1854, — and Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1854‑55; at the Military Academy,

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Nov. 5, 1855, to Aug. 30, 1856; as Adjutant, 5th Infantry, Nov. 1, 1856, to June 6, 1857; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1857; on Utah Expedition, 1857‑59; and on Navajo Expedition, 1860; on leave of absence, 1860; and on frontier duty, conducting Recruits to New Mexico, 1860, — at Ft. Fauntleroy, N. M., 1860‑61, — on Navajo Expedition, 1861, — and at Ft. Fauntleroy, N. M., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in Operations

(Captain, 5th Infantry, May 7, 1861)

in New Mexico, 1861‑65, — at Ft. Marcy, July to Dec., 1861, — Ft. Union, Jan.‑Mar., 1862, — engaged in the Action of Apache Cañon,

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 28, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Apache Cañon, N. M.)

Mar. 28, 1862, — bearer of flag of truce within the enemy's lines, Mar.‑Apr., 1862, — engaged in the Action of Peralta, Apr. 15, 1862, —

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Apr. 15, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Peralta, N. M.)

at Ft. Craig, Apr. to Aug., 1862, — Los Pinos, Sep. to Nov., 1862, — Albuquerque, Nov., 1862, to Oct., 1863, — and as Commissary of Musters and Superintendent of Volunteer Recruiting Service for the Department of New Mexico, Oct. 16, 1863, to June 22, 1865; en route to join 18th Infantry,

(Major, 18th Infantry, July 14, 1864)

July, 1865, to Jan., 1866; and in command of 3d Battalion, 18th Infantry, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Jan. 27 to May 17, 1866, — March to Camp Douglas, Dak., May 17 to July 19, 1866.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp Douglas, Dak., July 19, 1866, to

(Transferred to 36th Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866)

(Transferred to 7th Infantry, Mar. 15, 1869)

June 19, 1869, being in command till Apr., 1869; on leave of absence, June 19 to Dec. 15, 1869; in command of Ft. Fred. Steele, Wy., Dec. 26, 1869, to Apr. 14, 1870; en route to and at Ft. Benton, Mon., June 13, 1870, to Mar. 16, 1871; as Special Inspector at headquarters of Department of Dakota, Mar. to Aug., 1871, and Acting Asst. Inspector-General of the Department, Aug. 1, 1871, to Mar. 8, 1874; in command of Baton

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 19th Infantry, Dec. 10, 1873)

Rouge, La., Mar. 31 to June, 1874; en route to and at Camp Supply, I. T., July 4, 1874, to June 2, 1875; on leave of absence, June 2 to Oct. 11, 1875; as Member of Retiring Board, at Washington, D. C., Oct. 11, 1875, to Jan., 1877; on frontier duty at Camp Supply, I. T., Jan. to July, 1877, — Ft. Dodge, Kan., to Dec. 26, 1877; as Member of Board at Ft. Bliss, Tex., to investigate the troubles in El Paso County, Tex., to Mar. 29, 1878; and in command of Ft. Dodge, Kan., Mar. 29 to Sep. 25, 1878, — and on Expedition in pursuit of Cheyenne Indians, p384being engaged in the action at Punished Woman's Fork, Kan., Sep. 27, 1878, when he was

Mortally Wounded and Died, Sep. 28, 1878, near Ft. Wallace, Kan.: Aged 49.


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