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John M. Lewis, Jr.
Willis Cemetery
John McClanahan Lewis, Jr.
2nd Lieutenant, Company B
24th Regiment, Texas Cavalry
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24th/25 (consolidated)
"Granbury's Texas Brigade"

Lewis plantation home
Elmwood
(present-day Willis)
John McClanahan Lewis, Jr., the son of John McClanahan Lewis, Sr., and his wife Susan Madison Bowyer, was born November 29, 1837, in Franklin County, Alabaman. He immigrated with his parents to Montgomery County, Texas, in about 1842.

He enlisted in the Confederate Army as a member of the Ninth Infantry (Nichols'). Following his service in the Ninth, he was mustered into Company B, 24th Texas Cavalry at Shreveport, Louisiana, on June 20 by Colonel Franklin C. Wilkes. John rode to Arkansas with his company, where he was dismounted with the others. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant on December 1, 1862. He fought in the Battle of Arkansas Post and was captured with the other members of his company. Since he had been promoted, he was sent up the Mississippi River to Camp Chase, Ohio, with the other officers of the regiments which fought at Arkansas Post. He arrived there on January 30th. John was held in prison until April, 1863, when he was forwarded to City Point, Virginia, to be exchanged. After the exchange, he once again mustered into Company B and as a member of the 24th/25th (consolidate), "Granbury's Texas Brigade" participated in the Atlanta campaign where he was captured on July 21st. During his captivity, he was transferred to the military prison at Louisville, Kentucky and appears on the prison rolls there.

John returned to Montgomery County after the war, where on November 15,1865, he married Martha (Mattie) C. Woodson, the daughter of Dr. Creed Woodson and Mary Cook. He died April 8, 1908, and is buried at Willis City Cemetery in Montgomery County.

research by: Karen McCann Hett

COMPANY I, NINTH (NICHOLS') REGIMENT TEXAS INFANTRY

Co. B. 24th Regiment, Texas Cavalry


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