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Full Sims

Obituary of Lewis Full, Wirt County, West Virginia.

On the morning of September 26, 1919, Lewis Full died at his old home, in Wirt County, W. Va., after a long illness of paraylysis. In 1862, at the age of nineteen, he enlisted in Company F, 17th Virginia Cavalry, Army of the Potomoc, Jenkins's (afterwards McCausland's) Brigade. The company was made up of volunteers from what is now Wirt, Wood, and Jackson Counties and was known as the "Night Hawk Rangers."

He served continuously until the close of the war and was in the battle of Gettysburg and a number of engagements in the Valley of Virginia. At the close of the war his company was disbanded at Lynchburg, Va.

After the war he was engaged in farming, and in 1868 he was married to Miss Olive Sims and is survived by two sons and five daughters. He was also actively interested in all the affairs of his county and served six years as county commissioner. In early life he became a member of the Methodist Protestant Church and ever lived a faithful follower of the Master.

He was laid to rest on September 28, 1919, in Center Valley Cemetery, near the scenes of his childhood, at the age of seventy-six years.

[His children.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, May 1920.

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