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Dewitt Clinton Lewis
Born (1822-07-30)July 30, 1822
Died June 28, 1899(1899-06-28) (aged 76)
Place of birth West Chester, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1864
Rank Captain
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
Unit Company F, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Dewitt Clinton Lewis (July 30, 1822–June 28, 1899) was an officer in the Union Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War.

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.

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