Sunday, May 29, 2011

In Memoriam: Private Lewis Simpson (and to all those who have died in all of our wars).

What is Memorial Day?
The Marines
Memorial Day 2010

My great grand uncle Private Lewis Simpson
89th New York Volunteers, Company K
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"Back in New York State, things took a turn for the worse for Lewis. He required a second amputation on his left leg. Some said it was because of contributory negligence on his part: others said there was surgical malpractice in his case. Regardless, the consequences were fatal. Lewis died on May 1, 1863. He was buried at the Methodist church cemetery in Sand Hill. He had never married nor had any children." (From Whither thou Goest by Patrick Simpson).

89th Infantry Regiment (Dickinson Guard)

Lewis was seriously injured at the Battle of South Mountain on Sept. 14th, 1862.

SIMPSON, LEWIS L.—Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 17,
1861, at Unadilla, to serve three years; mustered in as private,
Co. K, October 21, 1861; discharged for disability, February 5,
1863, at Frederick City, Md.

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"He [Stonewall Jackson] will wake up some morning to find his stonewall all gone to thunder and his soul singing rebel anthems with the Devil and his Angels in Hell."

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