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Charles Lewis Military Petition
My ancestor, Charles Lewis, served as a Seamen, and Soldier during the Revolutionary War. He, and his brother Ambrose petitioned the House of Representatives for payment as Soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Although they were paid as Seamen, they were not compensated as Soldiers, and both fought at the Battle of Camden SC.
They petitioned the Housed of Representatives, beginning about 1808, and in 1811 Ambrose applied for a Military pension. He was shot nine times at the Battle of Camden, and taken prisoner. Charles died before his claim was approved, but his heirs took up the petition.
I am now waiting for documents from the National Archives on Charles Petition to the House of Representatives. I was contacted by the archives, and informed they found 62 pages of documents relating to Charles Petition to the House of Representatives. This is definitely a find for me, and I cannot wait to see the documents. After his death Charles heirs continued to petition for his pension, and their testimony's are in the documents.
I will let everyone know what the document contains.
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