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Samuel E. Lewis
Born 1840
Died March 22, 1907(1907-03-22)
Place of birth Coventry, Rhode Island
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Corporal
Unit Company G, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Samuel E. Lewis (1840 - March 22, 1907) was a Corporal in the Union Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War.

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Rank and organization: Corporal, Company G, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865. Entered service at: Coventry, R.I. Birth: Coventry, R.I. Date of issue: June 16, 1866.


Was one of a detachment of 20 picked artillerymen who voluntarily accompanied an infantry assaulting party and who turned upon the enemy the guns captured in the assault.

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