William Manus Lewman (b. January 09, 1842, d. February 05, 1927)
William Manus Lewman (son of Asa B. Lewman and Margaret Burris) was born January 09, 1842 in Fleming County, KY, and died February 05, 1927 in Fleming County, KY. He married (1) Julia Ann Hinton on December 27, 1865 in Fleming Co., Ky. He married (2) Martha A. Howell on May 25, 1904 in Fleming Co., Ky.
Notes for William Manus Lewman: William enlisted in the Union Army, Oct 13, 1861 at Camp Kenton, Ky. He was mustered in on the January 27, 1862 at Camp Lee and immediately became the drummer for Company "B" 16th Reg of the Kentucky Infantry. He was drummer until April 30, 1863. From May 1863 on he is listed as a private. December 31, 1863, he was discharged and re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer for three more years. He was granted a furlough from Feb 11, 1864 until Marhc 11, 1864. Except for this ne absence, he is listed on the rolls until July 15, 1865. He was mustered out at Company Shops, North carolina.
April 1862, he contracted Jaundice while at Prestonburg, Ky. Company "B" went to Lebanon, KY where "at that point the diarrhea set upone me" on top of the jaundice. From Lebanon the company went to West Point, KY where he came down with the ague. He was told to report to the hospital but refused saying "I have an aversion to goin to the hospital lelieving I would have died if I had" He lay sick in his tent for some time being tended by Dr. Cartmill of Maysvill, KY. After the war Captain John W. Knight (Co "B" 16th Infantry( of Winchester, KY confirms the illnesses of William during the war. Further, Knight states in his affidavit that "Lewman was to all appearances a healthy, robust man when he enlisted in Company 'B'"
William suffered with heart problems and rheumatism of the right hip for the rest of his life. Sometime around 1895, he was granted a pension of his ailments, in the amount of $72 a month. He was described as 6'3" tall and between 160 and 175 pounds.
He is buried at Wallingford, KY Cemetery, Fleming CO, KY
Information provided to me by PAUL LEWMAN (3-31-2000)
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