Calvin Hodley Lewis, 2nd Arkansas Infantry was killed at Franklin

My great great grandfather, Calvin Hodley Lewis was killed at the battle of Franklin . He was a member of the 2nd Arkansas Infantry Company I. He was a private who enlisted December 1862 at Warren Arkansas. He is listed as “C.H. Lewis” in some unit rosters

He enlisted with a nephew named Theodore Adolphus Schellinger (Dolphie) whose grave is marked in Section 39, Grave # 30 at McGavock Cemetery .

Family stories say that Calvin, Dolphie and possibly one other relative traveled to Morro Bay to take a boat, evidently to Warren Arkansas, to enlist.

The stories also say that there is a picture taken of Calvin in uniform shortly before leaving. The picture was apparently in possession of the family in the 1880s but has since disappeared.

Calvin was born Jul. 30, 1822, probably in Union County SC. He was married on Aug. 30, 1857 to Margaret Jane Cox in Cato Springs Mississippi . They had 4 girls, Ida Louise Lewis, Anna Viola Lewis, Winnifred Lewis, and Callie E. Lewis.

Calvin is probably buried as one of the Unknown at McGavock Cemetery .

My email address:
Teresa Garza


The 2nd Arkansas Infantry was consolidated with the 15th Ark at Franklin. They were part of Cheatham’s Corps, Cleburne’s Division, Govan’s Brigade.

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