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Joshua Lewis reminiscences 1952/09/11

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0861 (Text) 00000106355613 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/06/15 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/15 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection contains a typewritten copy of Joshua Lewis's reminiscences that he wrote in February of 1905. The manuscript was dedicated to James Madison Lewis and the copy was made September 11, 1952 for Harold Lewis. In the manuscript, Lewis relates biographical information and his experiences serving with Company H, 20th Indiana Infantry during the U.S. Civil War. Some of the battles he describes include his eyewitness account of the March 8-9, 1862 Battle of Hampton Roads, also know as the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack (CSS Virginia); the Battle of Seven Pines (or Fair Oaks); the Seven Days' Battle; and the Battle of Glendale or Frazier's Farm. Lewis also discusses his illnesses and having to spend time in military hospitals, his 100 day service with Company G, 133rd Indiana Infantry, and his life pursuits after the war.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Joshua Lewis reminiscences, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Joshua Lewis was born on January 1, 1843 in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana to James J. and Mary Lewis. He was a private in Company H, 20th Indiana Infantry (July, 1861-January, 1863) and Company G, 133rd Indiana Infantry (May-September, 1864). Lewis married Marinda Harrison (1846-1915) on March 30, 1865. He farmed for many years and taught school in the winter. In 1882, he tried his hand in the merchantile business, but was unsuccessful and returned to teaching. Lewis became a minister in 1895 and served churches in several Indiana communities. He died in October, 1914.Sources:Information found within "Joshua Lewis." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed June 14, 2017. "Mrs. Marinda Lewis." Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed June 14, 2017."Perrysville: Rev. Joshua Lewis." Newport Hoosier State (IN), October 14, 1914.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from James Roscoe Stevenson on 1954/11/06.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Lewis, Joshua, 1843-1914.
United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 133rd (1864)
United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 20th (1861-1865)
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Military life.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Personal narratives.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Veterans.
Genre: Family histories.
Personal narratives.

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