18. DeWitt Clinton Lewis (30 Jul 1822 - 28 Jun 1899)
Captain, Company F, 97th Pennsylvania
Infantry (Civil War). A recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions at
Secessionville on June 16, 1862.
The citation reads, "while returning with his men before a heavy fire of canister shot at short range, returned in the face of the enemy's fire and rescued an exhausted private of his company who, but for his timely action, would have lost his life by drowning in the morass through which the troops were retiring".
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