|Dewitt Clinton Lewis|
|Born||July 30, 1822|
|Died||June 28, 1899(aged 76)|
|Place of birth||West Chester, Pennsylvania|
United States of America|
United States Army|
|Years of service||1861 - 1864|
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
|Unit||Company F, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Captain, Company F, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Secessionville, S.C., June 16, 1862. Entered service at: ------. Birth: West Chester, Pa. Date of issue: April 23, 1896.
While retiring with his men before a heavy fire of can1ster 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.
- This article incorporates from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- ""DEWITT CLINTON LEWIS" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: American Civil War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
- "Dewitt Clinton Lewis". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7203832. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
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