Dewitt Clinton Lewis
|Born||July 30, 1822|
West Chester, Pennsylvania
|Died||June 28, 1899(aged 76)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Army|
|Years of service||1861 - 1864|
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
|Unit||Company F, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Secessionville|
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Dewitt Clinton Lewis (July 30, 1822–June 28, 1899) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Lewis received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Lewis's medal was won for his actions at the Battle of Secessionville on June 16, 1862. He was honored with the award on April 23, 1896.
While retiring with his men before a heavy fire of canister 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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