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    Personal Effects of Mortally Wounded Union Infantry Lieutenant. A small grouping associated with 1st Lieutenant Norman E. Lewis, Co. "C", 114th New York Volunteers. Included are a silver 19th Corps badge engraved with company, regimental and corps designations; a carte de visite showing Lt. Lewis from the waist up wearing a nine-button frock coat; two first lieutenant's shoulder straps (as seen in the image); a fired Confederate Gardner round - presumably extracted from the dying Lewis. These items are professionally mounted together with a custom gilt plaque in a modern wooden frame. Small area of loss to blue fabric on one shoulder strap, else good condition overall. Norman Lewis enlisted as a private in Norwich, New York on August 2, 1862. He was promoted to sergeant within a month, made 2nd lieutenant on May 17, 1863 and earned his 1st lieutenant's bar on September 3, 1863. Lewis was initially sent with the 114th New York to Louisiana where it participated in the battle for Port Hudson. His regiment was later with the Banks Expedition, during which Lewis received an arm wound at Sabine Cross Roads on April 8, 1864. Returning to Virginia in the summer of 1864, the 114th found itself engaged at Cedar Creek. There, on October 19, 1864, Lewis took a serious leg wound and died from its effects some weeks later on November 17, 1864. The mementos offered here were sent home from Virginia after the lieutenant's death.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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