Lewis R KIRK 1 2
- Born: October 3, 1832 1
- Marriage: Mary C RICHARDSON
Lewis read medicine under the direction of his uncle, Jeremiah B Stubbs, MD, of Fulton, Lancaster County PA, attended two courses of lectures at the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, and graduated in the class of March 9, 1853.
He located at the village of Charlestown, Cecil County MD and practiced his profession nine years. Relinquishing the practice and moving to Nottingham, Chester County PA, he engaged in the mercantile business two years. Not long after the commencement of the rebellion, he sold out his interest in the store and entered the service of the United States, August 22, 1862, as Assistant Surgeon of the 131st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers; was with this regiment at the battles of Antietam, first Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. After expiration of regiments term, was commissioned Assistant Surgeon of the 112th Rebiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (2nd PA Heavy Artillery). The regiment at that time was garrisoning the forts north of Washington DC. On the 16th of October 1863 he was commissioned Surgeon of the 26th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the 5th Corps, "Army of the Potomac". With it, was engaged in battles of Kelley's Ford -- where he was wounded --, Mine Run, Wilderness and Spottsylvania Court House. Mustered out at expiration of regiment's term of service, and appointed Post Surgeon, USA, in which capacity had charge of Hospitals at Fort Lyons and Fort Williams, VA; Fort Fisher, Fort Johnson, Raleigh and Fayettsville, NC. Resigned and left the service January 1, 1868. In 1872 he was residing in the village of Rising Sun, Cecil County MD, where he was engaged in the drug business.
Reference: A Genealogy of the Kirk Family, a book by Chas. H. Stubbs, M.D., Wylie & Griest, Lancaster PA, 1872
NOTE: This file is a transcription of the book into electronic format.
At present [2000 Oct 10] the transcription is incomplete, having reached page 94 out of 252.
I plan to complete the transcription, but it's a free time project and I have very little, so it will probably take some months.
Lewis married Mary C RICHARDSON.