of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
LEWIS, DEWITT CLINTON
Rank and Organization: Captain, Company F, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place
and Date: At Secessionville, S.C., 16 June 1862. Birth: West Chester, Pa. Date
of Issue: 23 April 1896.
While retiring with his men before a heavy fire of can1ster shot at short range,
returned in the face of the enemy's fire and rescued an exhausted private of his company
who but for this timely action would have lost his life by drowning in the morass through
which the troops were retiring.
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