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Ingalls, Lewis J.


Age: 23, credited to Belvidere, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 11/2/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. K, 8th VT INF, wdd, 9/4/62, reen 1/5/64, wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64 (gsw neck and lt leg), m/o 6/28/65 (Medal of Honor)

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Birth: 10/11/1837, Boston, MA
Death: 12/31/1913

Burial: Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 22674


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/12/1869
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT

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This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor

Lewis J. Ingalls

Rank and Organization: Private, Co. K, 8th Vermont Infantry.
Place and date: Boutte Station, La., 4 Sep 1862.
Entered service at: Belvidere.
Born: 11 Oct 1837, Boston, MA
Died: 31 Dec 1913, Irasburg.
Buried: Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT
Date of Issue: 20 Oct 1899.
Citation: A railroad train guarded by about 60 men on flat cars having been sidetracked by a misplaced switch into an ambuscade of guerrillas who were rapidly shooting down the unprotected guards, this soldier, under a severe fire in which he was wounded, ran to another switch and, opening it, enabled the train and the surviving guards to escape.

NARA File Number: R&P 516096.

8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History