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Lewis, Andrew 1730-

Military officer; born in Donegal, Ireland, in 1730, of a Huguenot family which came to Virginia in 1732. Andrew was a volunteer to take possession of the Ohio region in 1754; was with Washington; and was major of a Virginian regiment at Braddock's defeat. In the expedition under Major Grant, in 1758, he was made prisoner and taken to Montreal. In 1768 he was a commissioner to treat with the Indians at Fort Stanwix; was appointed a brigadier-general in 1774, and on Oct. 10, that year, he fought a severe battle with a formidable Indian force at Point Pleasant, and gained a victory. In the Virginia House of Burgesses, and in the field, he was a bold patriot. A colonel in the army, he commanded the Virginia troops that drove Lord Dunmore from Virginian waters. In that expedition he caught a cold, from the effects of which he died, in Bedford county, Sept. 26, 1781. His four brothers —Samuel, Thomas. Charles, and William —were all distinguished in military annals. His statue occupies one of the pedestals around Crawford's Washington monument at Richmond. [361]

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