|Birth||Oct. 16, 1841|
|Death||Dec. 3, 1928|
|Cemetery||Fairfield (Gosper Co)|
|Unit||29th Iowa Infantry, Company E|
Private Charles G Lewis
Company E, 29th Iowa Infantry
Lewis was born in Connecticut on October 16, 1841. He was living in Sidney (Mills County), Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on August 15, 1862. He was mustered in on November 12, 1862 and served about 33 months. Lewis was mustered out on August 10, 1865 at New Orleans. He was promoted 3 times within the corporal rank during his tour of duty. The final promotion was to 6th corporal on July 17, 1865.
The 29th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Dodge (Council Bluffs), Iowa on December 1, 1862. During his enlistment, the regiment fought in several major battles. A partial list includes:
Attack on Helena (AR) (July 4, 1863). Regimental casualty count was 7 killed and 24 wounded.
Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry (AR) (April 30, 1864). Regimental casualty count was 8 killed, 55 wounded, and 34 captured.
Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 9, 1865).
Lewis died on December 3, 1928. He died in Hot Springs, South Dakota and is buried in the Fairfield Cemetery in Smithfield (Gosper County), Nebraska. Lewis was one of the last members of the Elwood Post (#198) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Elwood, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.