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Name:Lewis Harman
Affiliation:Class of 1865
Biography & Genealogy:Harman Lewis, Class of 1865: Born- December 14, 1845. Matriculated from Staunton, Va. At VMI 5 months (entered as a 5th year freshman). Military Record: Enlisted July 16, 1861 at Staunton and elected 2nd Lt of Company C, 52nd Va. Wounded in action (arm) at Port Republic. Resigned August 30, 1862. Commissioned 1st Lt and Adjutant, 12th Va Cavalry ("the brave and chivalrous adjutant") August 14, 1862 (date of rank July 7). At Second Manassas (August 30, 1862) MW Col T.F. Brodhead, 1st Mi Cavalry. To Captain, Company I, April 25, 1864 (date of rank March 6) for "Valor and skill." Wounded in action and captured May 5, 1864 at Spotsylvania. Held at Ft Delaware, De. Sent to Hilton Head Island, SC as one of the "Immortal 600" prisoners. Released on oath from Ft. Delaware, De May 9, 1865. Post War Career: Farmer; public official; railroad contractor; hospital steward. Married Ellen Price 1865. 5'10", dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. Deputy US Revenue Collector. Worked in Western State Hospital, Staunton. Died- March 22, 1920 in Richmond. Buried in Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, Va.
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