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A Civil War veteran and free man, Lewis Martin was in an unmarked grave for 121 years until a community effort was made to mark his grave with a tombstone on November 2, 2013.

Civil War veteran. Company E, 29th U.S. Colored Infantry. He was wounded in the Battle before Petersburg, Virginia (commonly The Battle of the Crater). He was sent to the General Hospital at Alexandria, Virginia and later transferred to Harewood Hospital in Washington, DC.

He received a generous pension for his disabilities but never found work. He died from alcohol abuse, as was reported the local paper.
in Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia United States

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