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Pvt. (USA), Patrick Hewitt

Birthplace: VT, United States
Death: 1864 (25-26)
Lovejoy, Clayton County, GA, United States (KIA at Battle of Lovejoy Station (GA))
Immediate Family:

Husband of Sarah Ann Sheridan
Father of William Henry Hewitt

Occupation: Co. I, 96th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Managed by: Jeffrey Edwards Cohen
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About Pvt. (USA), Patrick Hewitt

Patrick Hewitt was married to Sarah A. Johnson while in Illinois, September 23, 1860. While fighting for his country, Mr. Hewitt fell in battle about four years after their marriage. They had one son, William Hewitt Patrick Hewitt born abt 1838 (Vermont or Ireland) (1850 census says Ireland, 1860 says Vermont. His father was Ireland) Died - 3 Sep 1864, Lovejoy Station, Clayton County, Georgia, USA (* if it was IN the war then no idea where actually buried) DEATH: U.S., Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865 Name: Patrick Hewitt Death Date: 3 Sep 1864 Death Place: Lovejoy Station, Georgia Enlistment State: Illinois Rank: Private Company: I Regiment: 96 Ills Inf Box Number: 5 Source: Ancestry.com - 4 Jun 2013

BURIAL: Location Unknown See Findagrave Memorial# 111736727

MILITARY: American Civil War Soldiers Name: Patrick Hewitt Residence: Pleasant Valley, Illinois Enlistment Date: 14 Aug 1862 Side Served: Union State Served: Illinois Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 14 August 1862. Enlisted in Company I, 96th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 4 Sep 1862. Killed Company I, 96th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 2 Sep 1864 at Lovejoy Station, GA. Sources: 7 Source: Ancestry.com - 4 Jun 2013

Hewitt, Patrick BATTLE UNIT NAME: 96th Regiment, Illinois Infantry SIDE: Union COMPANY: I

The Battle of Lovejoy's Station was fought on August 20, 1864, near what is now Lovejoy, Georgia, in Clayton County, during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. The two sides had arrived at something of a stalemate, with the Union army half-encircling Atlanta and the Confederate defenders staying behind their fortifications.

While Confederate Cavalry commander Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler was absent raiding Union supply lines from North Georgia to East Tennessee, Union Army commander Major General William T. Sherman sent cavalry Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick to raid Confederate supply lines. Leaving on August 18, Kilpatrick hit the Atlanta & West Point Railroad that evening and disabled a small area of the track. Next, he proceeded for Lovejoy's Station on the Macon & Western Railroad. In transit, on August 19, Kilpatrick's men attacked the Jonesborough supply depot on the Macon & Western Railroad, burning great amounts of supplies. On August 20, they reached Lovejoy's Station and began their destruction. Confederate Infantry Dan Reynolds's Arkansas Brigade appeared and the raiders were forced to fight into the night, finally fleeing to prevent being surrounded. Although Kilpatrick had destroyed supplies and track at Lovejoy's Station, the railroad line was back in operation in two days.

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Pvt. (USA), Patrick Hewitt's Timeline

VT, United States
Age 26
Lovejoy, Clayton County, GA, United States