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Not sure of his reason but in 1860, after marrying he left for Georgia, says "on business". He had returned to Portsmouth, VA by 1861 and enslisted.

Conflict Period:
Civil War (Confederate) 1
Branch:
Confederate Army 1
Rank:
First Lieutenant 1
Birth:
05 Oct 1835 2
Portsmouth Virginia 3
Death:
26 Mar 1917 4
Daughter's home in Washington DC 4
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Full Name:
John H. (HENRY) LEWIS 2
Also known as:
John H. LEWIS 2
Birth:
05 Oct 1835 2
Portsmouth Virginia 2
Male 2
Death:
26 Mar 1917 3
Daughter's home in Washington DC 3
Cause: melancholy,old age. 3
Residence:
Place: Gettysburg, PA 4
From: 1864 4
Residence:
Place: Camden, North Carolina 4
From: 1854 4
To: 1854 4
Residence:
Place: Portsmouth, Virginia 4
From: 1835 4
To: abt 1870 4
Residence:
Place: District of Columbia 4
From: abt 1870 4
To: 1917 4
Residence:
Place: Savannah, Georgia, US 5
From: 1860 5
To: 1860 5
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Birth:
Mother: Frances Pulley 2
Father: Samuel Morgan LEWIS 2
Marriage:
Mary F. EMMERSON 6
18 Jul 1854 6
Camden, North Carolina, small courthouse 6
To: 1911 6
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Civil War (Confederate) 1

Branch:
Confederate Army 1
Rank:
First Lieutenant 1
Service Start Date:
1860 1
Service End Date:
1863 1
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Quote:
That we believed then that we were right and that we believe now that we were right then"John H. LEWIS 2
Occupation:
CIVIL WAR SOLDIER-CONFEDERATE 2
Religion:
Protestant 2
Race or Ethnicity:
CAUCASIAN/ENGLISH/WHITE 2
Category:
CIVIL WAR US-SOLDIERS left 2nd Lt. 2
RELEASE DATE -POW:
April 1865 7

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  2. http://www.ancestry.com — Contributed by llighthse
  3. RECOLLECTION FROM 1860 TO 1865 a book his only one published in Washington DC 1895 by PEAKE AND CO. — Contributed by llighthse
  4. Contributed by llighthse
  5. 1860 US FED CENSUS — Contributed by llighthse
  6. RECOLLECTIONS FROM 1860 TO 1865, the book published in Washington DC, by PEAK AND COMPANY originally 1895- "HIS ONLY BOOK" — Contributed by llighthse
  7. From documents found here at FOOTNOTE — Contributed by llighthse
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See 1860 fed census, John had been in Savannah, Georgia, on business-INCLUDED 1860 -that fed census in my gallery.

Porthsmouth, Virginia, Washington DC

John wrote one book about the "CIVIL WAR" in which he describes his capture at Gettysburg, among many other things and his life as a POW, in UNION prison camps.  He also, describes his reason's for moving to Washington DC, and he became a builder and did pretty well.

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about John H Lewis Name: John H Lewis Age in 1860: 26 Birth Year: abt 1834 Birthplace: Virginia Home in 1860: Savannah District 2, Chatham, Georgia Gender: Male Post Office: Savannah Value of real estate: View Image Household Members: NameAge George Gemenden 49 Catharine Gemenden 38 Catharine Gemenden 12 George Gemenden 9 Henry Gemenden 21 William Kalkhoff 30 Henry Miller 22 Clemens Springer 26 Julius Stockflenn 30 George Herrmann 31 James Ward 30 William Dorrothy 36 Catharine Bryan 28 Catharine Morrell 30 Dehlia Albray 2 Michael Tunk 40 Simon Jackson 25 Leopold B Kremlage 32 Joseph Barion 27 John Power 23 Max Steffter 24 John Gunn 30 Valentine Gecknell 32 John Garrathy 35 John H Lewis 26 William B Knight 23 Henry E Brandess 22 John H Rahn 28   View
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John had a total of 6 children all born in Portsmouth, VA, excpet for the last two, which were "twin's" one was one of my GreatGrandfather, John M. (Meriweather) LEWIS, born in Washington DC, dec'd 1964, Washington DC.

Add a life event Timeline 1835  5 Oct Birth  Birth

 

Portsmouth Virginia

 

1 historical record   1850   Age: 15  Residence

 

Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia

 

1 historical record   1854  18 Jul Age: 18  Marriage to Mary Frances Emmerson

 

Camden, NC, USA

Description: Marriage took place in a small courthouse

  1860   Age: 25  Residence

 

Savannah District 2, Chatham, Georgia

 

1 historical record   1870   Age: 35  Residence

 

Washington Ward 3, Washington, District of Columbia

 

1 historical record   1880   Age: 45  Residence

 

Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States

 

1 historical record   1890  abt Age: 55  Wrote book

 

Wshington DC

Description: Recollections from 1860 to 1865 (civil-war personal recollections-CONFEDERATE)

  1900   Age: 65  Residence

 

Washington, Washington, District of Columbia

 

1 historical record   1910   Age: 75  Residence

 

Precinct 9, Washington, District Of Columbia

 

1 historical record   1917  26 Mar Age: 81  Death

 

Daughter's home in Washington DC

 

1 historical record   1917   Age: 82  Burial

 

Cedar Grove cemetery, Portsmouth, Va

Description: Buried in the EMMERSON family plot

          Residence

 

Portsmouth, Virginia

 

1 historical record           Residence

 

Portsmouth, Virginia

 

1 historical record   Spouse & Children   Mary Frances Emmerson 1839 – 1911  Records

The reason, I added the 1860 fed census is that it was unusual.

John H. (Henry) LEWIS', service record.

Portsmouth, Virginia, District of Columbia

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about John Henry Lewis Name: John Henry Lewis Residence: Portsmouth, Virginia Occupation: Carpenter Enlistment Date: 20 Apr 1861 Rank at enlistment: Private Enlistment Place: Portsmouth, VA State Served: Virginia Survived the War?: Yes Service Record: Enlisted in Company G, Virginia 9th Infantry Regiment on 20 Apr 1861.
Promoted to Full Sergeant on 01 May 1862.
Promoted to Full Ord. Sergeant on 16 Mar 1863.
Promoted to Full 3rd Lieutenant on 16 Mar 1863.
Description: height: 5 ft. 9 in., light complexion, dark eyes, dark hair. Death Date: 26 Mar 1917 Death Place: Washington, DC Sources: The Virginia Regimental Histories Series

John H. (Henry) LEWIS', military record, from ancestry.

Gettysburg, PA, Portsmouth, VA, MD

American Civil War Soldiers
about John Lewis Name: John Lewis Residence: Portsmouth, Virginia Occupation: Carpenter Enlistment Date: 20 Apr 1861 Enlistment Place: Portsmouth, Virginia Side Served: Confederacy State Served: Virginia Death Date: 26 Mar 1917 Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 20 April 1861.
Enlisted in Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 20 Apr 1861.
Promoted to Full Sergeant on 1 May 1862.
Promoted to Full Ord. Sergeant on 16 Mar 1863.
Promoted to Full 3rd Lieutenant on 16 Mar 1863.
Sources: 21 Height: 5'9 " Eye Color: dark Hair Color: dark Complexion: light

LEWIS' who served in the same unit CONFEDERATE, in VA's civil war.

Portsmouth, Virginia

View Record M Lewis       Virginia Confederacy View Record S Lewis       Virginia Confederacy View Record John Lewis Salem, Virginia 14 May 1861 Farmer Virginia Confederacy View Record George Lewis Salem, Virginia 14 May 1861 Farmer Virginia Confederacy View Record Edward Lewis Dinwiddie County, Virginia 30 Apr 1861   Virginia Confederacy View Record George Lewis   20 Apr 1861 Blacksmith Virginia Confederacy View Record Jacob Lewis   20 Apr 1861 Teacher Virginia Confederacy View Record McKimmy Lewis Norfolk County, Virginia 15 May 1861 Farmer Virginia Confederacy View Record Thomas Lewis   5 Jun 1861   Virginia Confederacy View Record Thomas Lewis   20 Jul 1861   Virginia Confederacy View Record William Lewis   15 May 1861 Farmer Virginia Confederacy View Record Ambrose Lewis   19 Feb 1862     Confederacy View Record Robert Lewis   23 Apr 1862   Virginia Confederacy View Record Salathiel Lewis   23 Apr 1862   Virginia Confederacy View Record Theophilus Lewis   14 Mar 1862   Virginia Confederacy View Record John Lewis Portsmouth, Virginia 20 Apr 1861 Carpenter View Record M Lewis       Virginia Confederacy View Record S Lewis       Virginia Confederacy View Record John Lewis Salem, Virginia 14 May 1861 Farmer Virginia Confederacy View Record George Lewis Salem, Virginia 14 May 1861 Farmer Virginia Confederacy View Record Edward Lewis Dinwiddie County, Virginia 30 Apr 1861   Virginia Confederacy View Record George Lewis   20 Apr 1861 Blacksmith Virginia Confederacy View Record Jacob Lewis   20 Apr 1861 Teacher Virginia Confederacy View Record McKimmy Lewis Norfolk County, Virginia 15 May 1861 Farmer Virginia Confederacy View Record Thomas Lewis   5 Jun 1861   Virginia Confederacy View Record Thomas Lewis   20 Jul 1861   Virginia Confederacy View Record William Lewis   15 May 1861 Farmer Virginia Confederacy View Record Ambrose Lewis   19 Feb 1862     Confederacy View Record Robert Lewis   23 Apr 1862   Virginia Confederacy View Record Salathiel Lewis   23 Apr 1862   Virginia Confederacy View Record Theophilus Lewis   14 Mar 1862   Virginia Confederacy View Record John Lewis Portsmouth, Virginia 20 Apr 1861 Carpenter Lewis, John H. in your tree "HANDIBOE-LEWIS-ROOTS-2010" Remove You have saved this record to My Ancestry (Shoebox). Remove This record has been added to your shoebox. American Civil War Regiments Regiment: 9th Infantry Regiment Virginia Date of Organization: 7 Jul 1861 Muster Date: 9 Apr 1865 Regiment State: Virginia Regiment Type: Infantry Regiment Number: 9th Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers

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Battles Fought
Fought on 1 Jul 1861 at Malvern Hill, VA.
Fought on 3 Jul 1861.
Fought on 21 Jul 1861 at Manassas, VA.
Fought on 1 May 1862.
Fought on 1 Jun 1862 at Seven Pines, VA.
Fought on 4 Jun 1862.
Fought on 5 Jun 1862.
Fought on 15 Jun 1862.
Fought on 1 Jul 1862 at Malvern Hill, VA.
Fought on 22 Aug 1862 at Catlett's Station, VA.
Fought on 25 Aug 1862 at Warrenton Springs, VA.
Fought on 26 Aug 1862 at Warrenton Springs, VA.
Fought on 28 Aug 1862 at Warrenton Springs, VA.
Fought on 29 Aug 1862 at 2nd Manassas, VA.
Fought on 30 Aug 1862 at 2nd Manassas, VA.
Fought on 11 Sep 1862 at Monocacy, MD.
Fought on 14 Sep 1862 at Williamsport, MD.
Fought on 14 Sep 1862 at Crampton's Pass.
Fought on 17 Sep 1862 at Frederick, MD.
Fought on 10 Nov 1862 at Winder Hospl, Richmond, VA.
Fought on 3 Apr 1863 at Dinwiddie Court House, VA.
Fought on 13 Apr 1863 at Suffolk, VA.
Fought on 15 Apr 1863 at Suffolk, VA.
Fought on 17 Apr 1863 at Suffolk, VA.
Fought on 15 May 1863.
Fought on 15 Jun 1863.
Fought on 29 Jun 1863 at Millerstown.
Fought on 30 Jun 1863.
Fought on 1 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.
Fought on 3 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.
Fought on 3 Jul 1863 at Chester, PA.
Fought on 4 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.
Fought on 5 Jul 1863 at Waterloo.
Fought on 6 Jul 1863 at Greencastle, PA.
Fought on 8 Jul 1863.
Fought on 13 Jul 1863.
Fought on 14 Jul 1863 at Williamport, MD.
Fought on 14 Jul 1863.
Fought on 21 Jul 1863 at Chester Gap, VA.
Fought on 26 Jul 1863 at Chimborazo Hospl, Richmond, VA.
Fought on 1 Aug 1863 at Brandy Station, VA.
Fought on 31 Aug 1863.
Fought on 9 Sep 1863 at Cumberland Gap.
Fought on 28 Sep 1863 at Emmettsburg, VA.
Fought on 1 Oct 1863.
Fought on 2 Feb 1864 at New Berne, NC.
Fought on 3 Feb 1864 at New Berne, NC.
Fought on 15 Mar 1864.
Fought on 7 Apr 1864.
Fought on 7 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
Fought on 10 May 1864 at Chester Station, VA.
Fought on 10 May 1864.
Fought on 11 May 1864.
Fought on 15 May 1864 at Drewry's Bluff, VA.
Fought on 15 May 1864.
Fought on 16 May 1864 at Drewry's Bluff, VA.
Fought on 16 May 1864.
Fought on 18 May 1864 at Drewry's Bluff, VA.
Fought on 19 May 1864.
Fought on 23 May 1864.
Fought on 3 Jun 1864.
Fought on 5 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 6 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 15 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 15 Jun 1864.
Fought on 17 Jun 1864.
Fought on 18 Jun 1864 at Bermuda Hundred, VA.
Fought on 10 Aug 1864.
Fought on 25 Aug 1864 at Howlett House, Bermuda Hundred.
Fought on 25 Aug 1864.
Fought on 25 Aug 1864 at Howlett House, VA.
Fought on 11 Oct 1864 at Weldon Railroad.
Fought on 11 Oct 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 8 Nov 1864.
Fought on 21 Nov 1864 at Bermuda Hundred, VA.
Fought on 23 Nov 1864.
Fought on 10 Dec 1864 at Bermuda Hundred, VA.
Fought on 20 Dec 1864.
Fought on 15 Jan 1865.
Fought on 24 Jan 1865.
Fought on 14 Feb 1865.
Fought on 31 Mar 1865 at Dinwiddie Court House, VA.
Fought on 1 Apr 1865 at Hooker's Island, VA.
Fought on 1 Apr 1865 at White Oak Road.
Fought on 1 Apr 1865 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 1 Apr 1865 at Five Forks, VA.
Fought on 1 Apr 1865 at Dinwiddie Court House, VA.
Fought on 1 Apr 1865 at Hatcher's Run, VA.
Fought on 2 Apr 1865.
Fought on 2 Apr 1865 at Amelia Court House, VA.
Fought on 2 Apr 1865 at Sutherland's Station, VA.
Fought on 2 Apr 1865 at Washington, DC.
Fought on 2 Apr 1865 at Five Forks, VA.
Fought on 2 Apr 1865 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 3 Apr 1865 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 3 Apr 1865 at Richmond, VA.
Fought on 3 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.
Fought on 3 Apr 1865 at Danville, VA.
Fought on 3 Apr 1865 at Jackson Hospital, VA.
Fought on 3 Apr 1865 at Jackson Hospl, Richmond, VA.
Fought on 3 Apr 1865.
Fought on 3 Apr 1865 at Amelia Court House, VA.
Fought on 6 Apr 1865 at Sailor's Creek, VA.
Fought on 6 Apr 1865 at Farmville, VA.
Fought on 6 Apr 1865.
Fought on 6 Apr 1865 at Burkeville, VA.
Fought on 6 Apr 1865 at Harper's Farm, VA.
Fought on 6 Apr 1865 at High Bridge, VA.
Fought on 7 Apr 1865 at Amelia Court House, VA.
Fought on 7 Apr 1865 at Ford's Station.
Fought on 11 Apr 1865 at Blacks And Whites.
Fought on 12 Apr 1865 at Foster's Station, VA.
Fought on 12 Apr 1865.
Fought on 13 Apr 1865 at Amelia Court House, VA.
Fought on 13 Apr 1865.
Fought on 15 Apr 1865 at Burkeville Junction, VA.
Fought on 15 Apr 1865 at Richmond, VA.
Fought on 15 Apr 1865.
Fought on 15 Apr 1865 at Richmond Hospital, VA.
Fought on 15 Apr 1865 at Harper's Farm, Farmville, VA.
Fought on 17 Apr 1865 at Blacks And Whites.
Fought on 14 Jun 1865.
Fought on 22 Jun 1865 at Point Lookout, MD.

George EMMERSON, CONFEDERATE

Portsmouth, VA

George EMMERSON

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about George Emmerson Name: George Emmerson Residence: Norfolk County, Virginia Enlistment Date: 26 Mar 1862 Enlistment Place: Portsmouth, Virginia Side Served: Confederacy State Served: Virginia Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 26 March 1862.
Enlisted in Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 26 Mar 1862.
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A GGreatGrandfth of mine.

John M. LEWIS b. 1872 in Washington DC. John M.., was one of John H. LEWIS' son's. One of John M. LEWIS' son's was a Joseph Irvin LEWIS, a Grandfth of mine-b. Washington DC.

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