Military Rank:            Private


Civil War Unit:           Company A, 18th Transfer to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry, Union Army.  Transferred to the Invalid Corps June 1863 and was mustered out of active duty on May 14, 1864.  Company A was formed in the area of Kingston, Tennessee.  There was a John L. Lewis also in Company A, who was 30 years old at that time.  I am not able to trace this person directly to Thomas as a relative.


Born:                           In the area of what is now known as Loudon County, Tennessee.  Loudon County was formed in 1871 out of Monroe, Blount and Roane Counties.


DOB:                          September 24, 1844


DIED:                         February 22, 1896 near Lebanon, Missouri


BURIED:                   Porter Chapel Cemetery near Lebanon, Missouri


MARRIED:               Sarah E (maiden name unknown)


CHILDREN:             Richard Lewis


PARENTS:                Unknown



SISTERS                   Unknown







5th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

Organized at Barboursville, Ky., and Harrison, Tenn., February and March 1862. Attached to 25th Brigade, 7th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October 1862. 1st Brigade, District of West Virginia, Dept. of the Ohio, to November 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division Centre, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to April 1863. District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to August 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to November 1863. Spear's Tennessee Brigade, Chattanooga, Tenn., to December 1863. Spear's Tennessee Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Rousseau's 3rd Division, 12th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to June. 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to January, 1865. Post of Nashville, Tenn., to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1865.

SERVICE. -Cumberland Gap Campaign March 28-June 18, 1862. Moved to Cumberland Ford April. Big Creek Gap June 11-12 and 15. Occupation of Cumberland Gap June 18-September 17. Cumberland Gap August 16. Expedition to Pine Mountain September 6-10. Big Creek Gap September 7. Evacuation of Cumberland Gap and retreat to Greenupsburg, Ky., September 17-October 3. Near Gallipolis, Ohio, and operations in the Kanawha Valley, W. Va., till November. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., thence to Cincinnati, Ohio, and Nashville, Tenn. Duty at Nashville till April, 1863, and at Carthage, Tenn., till August. Ordered to McMinnville August 31. March to Chattanooga September 13-20. Sequatchie Valley September 21-23. Missionary Ridge and Shallow Ford Gap September 22. Near Summerville September 28. At Sale Creek till December. Ordered to Kingston, Tenn. Near Kingston December 4. Duty near Knoxville and operations in East Tennessee till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Demonstrations on Dalton May 5-13. Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cartersville May 20. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Cheney's Farm June 22. Olley's Farm June 26-27. Assault on Kennesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahootchie River July 5-17. Decatur July 19. Howard House July 20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Near Rough and Ready August 31. Jonesboro September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. At Decatur till October. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama October 3-26. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia Duck River November 24-27. Spring Hill Novomber 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 15, 1865. Moved to Washington. D. C., thence to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 16-February 9. Operations against Hoke February 11-14. Fort Anderson February 18. Town Creek February 20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 9-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Raleigh and Greensboro till June. Mustered out June 30, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 40 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 204 Enlisted men by disease. Total 246.