Neill, Lewis

Rank: First Lieutenant

Unit: 2d Dragoons

Enlisted: United States Military Academy class of 1840 in Appointed from Virginia

Hometown: Virginia

Campaign: Plains Indian War (pre Civil War)

Died: 13 January 1850

Age at death: 26

Location of fatality: Fort Croghan, Texas

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Notes: 20th in his class of 33 graduated cadets. Bvt. Second Lieut., Rifles, July 1, 1843. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, December. 15, 1843. Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — and in the Skirmish (Bvt. First Lieut., Mar. 25, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Affair at Medellin, Mex.)
of Medellin, where he was severely wounded, — and as Adjutant, 2d Dragoons, July 27, 1846, to December. 20, 1847; on Recruiting (First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, December. 20, 1847) service, 1847; at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1848; and on frontier duty on March from Ft. Brown to Ft. Croghan, Tex., via San Antonio, Tex., 1848‑49, — and Ft. Croghan, Tex., 1849‑50.