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James Foster Lewis

Male 1838 - 1916  (78 years)


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  • Name James Foster Lewis 
    Born 8 May 1838  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military 27 Jul 1861  Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mustered in 04 Aug 1861 - St Louis, MO
    Mustered out 01 Sep 1864 - Springfield, IL

    25th IL Infantry, Company H
    Promoted to Sergeant - 28 Mar 1863 
    • August 1, 1864, the three years having expired, and while the Regiment was in sight of Atlanta, orders were received for the Regiment to report at Camp Butler, Ill., for muster-out, which event occurred September 5, 1864.

      The men of the Twenty-fifth Illinois traveled on foot during the three years, 3,252 miles, and by steamboat and railroad 1,710 miles, making a total of 4,962 miles.

      The Regiment participated in the battles of Pea Ridge, Ark., Stone River, Tenn., Chickamuaga, Ga., Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Siege of Corinth, Miss., Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., Siege of Atlanta, Ga., and innumerable skirmishes.

      When the term of service of the Twenty-fifth had expired, Colonel W. H. Gibson, commanding the Brigade to which the Regiment was attached, addressed the men, through an order, in this highly complimentary manner:

      "Soldiers of the Twenty-fifth Illinois Volunteers: As your term of three years service has expired, and you are about to proceed to your State to be mustered out, it is fitting and proper that the Colonel commanding should express to each and all his earnest thanks for the cheerful manhood with which, during the present campaign, you have submitted to every hardship, overcome every difficulty, and for the magnificent heroism with which you have met and vanquished the foe. Your deportment in camp has been worthy true soldiers, while your conduct in battle has excited the admiration of your companions in arms. Patriotic thousands and a noble State will give you a reception worthy of your sacrifice and your valor. You have done your duty. The men who rallied under the starry emblem of our nationality at Pea Ridge, Corinth, Champlin Hills, Stone River, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Noonday Creek, Pinetop Mountain, Kenesaw Mountain, Chattahoochie, Peach Tree Creek and Atlanta, having made history for all time and coming generations to admire, your services will ever be gratefully appreciated. Officers and soldiers, farewell!! May God guarantee to each health, happiness and usefulness in coming life, and may our country soon emerge from the gloom of blood that now surrounds it, and again enter upon a
      career of progress, peace and prosperity".
    Lewis, James F - Civ War Details
    Lewis, James F - Civ War Details
    Lewis, James F - Civ War
    Lewis, James F - Civ War
    Lewis, James F - Civ War 1
    Lewis, James F - Civ War 1
    Census Data 12 Jul 1870  Garrett, Douglas, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James Lewis - Age 31
    Rebecca Lewis - Age 25
    Wm A Lewis - Age 3
    Jane Lewis - Age 60  
    1870 Garrett IL James Lewis Family
    1870 Garrett IL James Lewis Family
    Census Data 24 Jun 1880  Sadorus, Champaign, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    J.F. Lewis - Age 41
    Rebecca Lewis - Age 38
    Albert W Lewis - Age 13
    Eunice B Lewis - Age 5
    Harley E Lewis - Age 3  
    1880 Sadorus IL James Lewis Family
    1880 Sadorus IL James Lewis Family
    Census Data 2 Jun 1900  Sadorus, Champaign, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James F Lewis - Age 60
    Alvina Lewis - Age 45
    Elta Lewis - Age 10
    Pearline Lewis - Age 24
    Harlie E Lewis - Age 22 
    1900 Sadorus IL James Foster Family
    1900 Sadorus IL James Foster Family
    Census Data 16 Apr 1910  Champaign Ward 4, Champaign, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James F Lewis - Age 71
    Elvina L Lewis - Age 54
    Eunice P Lewis - Age 35
    Elta J Lewis - Age 20
    Olive M Lewis - Age 20
    Annie L Lewis - Age 18  
    1910 Champaign IL James Lewis Family
    1910 Champaign IL James Lewis Family
    Died 13 Dec 1916  Champaign, Champaign, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James Foster Lewis Death Certificate
    James Foster Lewis Death Certificate
    James F Lewis Headstone
    James F Lewis Headstone
    James Foster Lewis Obituary
    James Foster Lewis Obituary
    Champaign Daily News
    James Foster Lewis Probate
    James Foster Lewis Probate (43)
    Probate Records for J F Lewis Estate
    Person ID P2324141889  Conrad Shire Tree
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2015 

    Father Joseph Lewis,   b. 25 Feb 1801, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Jane Goodson,   b. 1810,   d. 27 Jun 1878, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Family ID F946  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Rebecca Pound,   b. 08 Nov 1842, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1880  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1865  Douglas, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Albert Lewis,   b. 19 Dec 1866, Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1944, Urbana, Champaign, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Nancy Ellen Lewis,   b. 2 Mar 1868, Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1868, Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Eunice Pearline Lewis,   b. Jul 1874, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1939, Oak Park, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     4. Harley Ernest Lewis,   b. 21 Jul 1877, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1920, Calumet, Lake, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    Family ID F448  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elvina L Jewett,   b. Mar 1855, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Mar 1944, Oak Park, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1880  Champaign, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. J Horace Lewis,   b. 1 Jan 1884, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1887, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     2. Elta J Lewis,   b. 24 Nov 1889, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1966, Ramsey, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F447  Group Sheet