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Name:Henry Llewellyn Daingerfield Lewis
Affiliation:Class of 1864
Biography & Genealogy:Henry Llewellyn Daingerfield Lewis, Class of 1864: Born- circa 1843. Matriculated from Berryville, Va. At VMI 1 year. Military Record, Civil War: Drill Master, Richmond spring 1861. Assigned to 27th Virginia Infantry June 2, 1861 as Cadet Drill Master. Enlisted August 11, 1861 at Fairfax Court House as Private, Company D, 1st Virginia Cavalry. Company became Company D, 6th Virginia Cavalry. Detailed as courier for Brig Gen (later Maj Gen) J.E.B. Stuart who had been much impressed by his work as Drill Master. Stuart recommended him for cadetrship in Confederate States army February 1862, calling him "a young man (19 years) of remarkable intelligence, sterling character, worthy family and undaunted courage to which qualifications are added a fine soldierly physique and one year's training in the Virgina Military Institute." Contracted severe case of typhoid pneumonia on the Peninsula and out of service for many months. Appointed 2nd Lt, Drill Master January 1864. Assigned to District of the Gulf where he served as Acting Assistant Adjutant General to Brig Gen F.A. Shoup, Lt Col J.R.C. Lewis (his brother), Brig Gen E. Higgins, and Brig Gen St. J.R. Liddell. Captured at Blakely, Al April 8, 1865. Post War Career: Farmer; insurance; pubic official. Represented Clarke County in Virginia House of Delegates 1874-77. On VMI Board of Visitors 1884-1888. Died- December 19, 1895.
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