General Andrew Lewis


This Site:

Discovery of America

The Explorers

Post Columbian Exploration

Thirteen Original Colonies

Colonization of America

Colonial Life

Colonial Days and Ways

Independence Movement

The Patriots

Prelude to War

Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War Battles

Overview of Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War Timeline


Civil War

American Flag

Mexican War

Republic of Texas


Lewis, ANDREW, 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 George 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 October 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.



free web hit counter


Site Copyright 2003-2018 Son of the South.  For Questions or comments about this collection,


privacy policy

Are you Scared and Confused? Read My Snake Story, a story of hope and encouragement, to help you face your fears.