Lewis Hill


BirthFeb. 13, 1837
DeathOct. 9, 1921
CemeterySteele (Falls City)
PostPolock (Brownville)
Unit2nd Nebraska Cavalry, Company E

Captain Lewis Hill

Company E, 2nd Nebraska Cavalry

Hill was born in New York State on February 13, 1837. He was living in Brownville (Nemaha County), Nebraska when he enlisted in the regiment on October 28, Hill was mustered as a 1st lieutenant and was promoted to Captain on March 24, 1863. He served about 1 year and was mustered out on December 23, 1863.

The 2nd Nebraska Cavalry was organized at Omaha on October 23, 1862. The regiment was assigned to protecting emigrants, stage and telegraph lines, and operating against Indians. In addition, it was part of General Sully’s expedition against Indians in the Dakota Territory (August 13-September 11, 1863).

Hill died on October 9, 1921 at the age of 84 years. He is buried in the Steele Cemetery in Falls City (Richardson County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Polock Post (#103) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Brownville, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Veterans Post (#84) of the GAR in Falls City.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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