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Titus, Lewis R.


Age: 25, credited to Jay, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF, 8th VT INF, 75th USCI
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. B, 3rd VT INF, m/o 9/26/61; enl 11/28/61, m/i 2/18/62, CPL, Co. C, 8th VT INF, disch 2/28/63 for pr as 2LT, 3rd LA Native Gds (75th US CLRD INF), pow, Port Hudson, 6/20/63, Richmond, released 4/18/65, m/o 10/3/65

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Birth: 12/18/1836, New Hampshire
Death: 04/18/1912

Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Seattle, WA
Marker/Plot: GAR Memorial plaque in ground
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 6240350


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, application date
Portrait?: Gibson Collection
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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Crown Hill Cemetery, Seattle, WA

Check the cemetery for location/directions and other veterans who may be buried there.

(Gibson Collection)


Lt. L. R. Titus, first of the 8th Vt, afterwards with the of the "Corps D'Afrique" was taken prisoner on the 20th of June, 1864, at Port Hudson. He was sentenced to be shot because he belonged to a negro regiment. This sentence was remitted, but he was taken round for exhibition through North and South Carolina, and afterwards committed to prison, and with two other officers, fastened to six negroes with a ball and chain. In turn he was carried to nearly all the Southern prisons, but was finally paroled.

Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1877, iii:395

Courtesy of Deanna French.


LIBBY VETERAN DIES; By United Press Leased Wire:

Seattle -- April 20, one of the last soldiers to be freed from Libby prison after a confinemont of several years was Lieut. Lewis R. Titus, died here today, at age 76.

Source: Tacoma Times (WA) April 20, 1912
Courtesy of Deanna French

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