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LEWIS, DEWITT

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While retiring with his men before a heavy fire of canister shot at short-range, returned in the face of the enemy's fire and rescued an exhausted private of his company who but for this timely action would have lost his life by drowning in the morass through which the troops were retiring.

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Service

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U.S. Army Captain (highest rank: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel) Company F, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry

Conflict

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Civil War 1862 West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Citation

While retiring with his men before a heavy fire of canister shot at short-range, returned in the face of the enemy's fire and rescued an exhausted private of his company who but for this timely action would have lost his life by drowning in the morass through which the troops were retiring.