LEWIS, DEWITT CLINTON - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Captain, Company F, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Secessionville, S.C., 16 June 1862. Entered service at: ?.

Birth:   West Chester, Pa.

Date of issue:   23 April 1896.

Citation:   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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)