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Lewis Lafayette Magee

June 13, 1843 - February 10, 1910



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Lewis Lafayette Magee,
2nd Corp., 4th Sgt.

33rd MS Infantry

Company D - Franklin Guards

And wife Mary Cynthia Byrd

Photo from Patricia Swann



Lewis Lafayette Magee was born June 13, 1843 in Franklin Co., MS. After enlisting in Co. D of Franklin Co., in April of 1862, he was elected 2nd Corporal. On December 1, 1864 he was promoted to 4th Sergeant and was with his command until the end of the war at Greensboro, NC. Following the war, on September 7, 1865, he married Mary Cynthia Byrd (July 28, 1849 - August 14, 1916). She was the sister of Duncan Byrd, another member of Co. D of the 33rd MS Infantry. They had eleven children. Lewis Lafayette Magee died February 10, 1910 in Franklin Co., MS, and is buried at Ramah Baptist Church. His gravestone bears the "Southern Cross of Honor".


Contributed by: Patricia Swann



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