Lewis K Alder


BirthFeb. 22, 1847
DeathMay 24, 1933
CemeteryAinsworth (Ainsworth)
Unit22nd Indiana Infantry, Company I

Private Lewis K Alder

Company I, 22nd Indiana Infantry

Alder was born on February 22, 1847. He was residing in Johnson County, Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered on March 1, 1864 as a 17-year old private. Alder served about 17 months. He was discharged on July 27, 1865 at Washington DC.

Alder joined the regiment in the final stages of the War. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in many major majors and military operations. Some of them include:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Assault on Kenesaw (GA) (June 24, 1864).

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Operations against General Hood (GA/AL) (September 29-November 3, 1864).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (NC/SC) (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Alder died on May 24, 1933 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Ainsworth Cemetery in Ainsworth (Brown County), Nebraska.

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


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