Lieutenant Colonel Meriweather Lewis
9th Virginia Cavalry
Meriweather Lewis was named for his famous relative that led the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He was born in Essex County, Virginia on February 17, 1827 to Warner Lewis and Catherine Butler Lewis. He attended the University of Virginia. He was a physician and Virginia legislator. He married Julia Sanders. He died on July 25, 1883, and he was buried at St. Mary's "White Chapel" in Lancaster, Virginia.
Meriweather Lewis was a lieutenant colonel in Company D, 9th Virginia Cavalry. He was wounded in the left lung, and he was admitted to the Union 3 Division Hospital near Aldie, Virginia on June 22, 1863 as a POW. He was released, requested absence from service to recover his health, and resigned his commission on May 9, 1864.
Lora M. (Lewis) Handiboe
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