Henry Lewis (Medal of Honor)

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Henry Lewis
Born (1844-12-14)December 14, 1844
Belleville, Michigan
Died March 29, 1930(1930-03-29) (aged 85)
Place of burial Van Buren Charter Township, Michigan
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank First Sergeant
Unit Company B, 47th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Henry Lewis (December 14, 1844 – March 29, 1930) was a soldier in the Union Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company B, 47th Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., May 3, 1863. Entered service at: Adrian, Mich. Born: December 14, 1842, Van Buren Township, Wayne County, Mich. Date of issue: April 17, 1917.


Was one of a party that volunteered and attempted to run the enemy's batteries with a steam tug and two barges loaded with subsistence stores.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
  1. ^ ""HENRY LEWIS" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: American Civil War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved 2008-03-13.