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Three of Ambrose Dudley and Sara Whitfield Bourne's sons served the Confederacy.  All survived the war, lead long and productive lives, and now rest in Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville.
 Lewis W. Bourne (1834-1891)
Civil War Soldier

Lewis enlisted in Company "A", 49th Tennessee Infantry at Camp Duncan near Clarksville, November 29, 1861.  He was elected 4th Sergeant.  He was furloughed home sick on February 8, 1862, returning on September 23, 1862, having served in the interim with the 5th Kentucky Infantry.  From October, 1862, until about February, 1863, Lewis’ unit became Company "G", Bailey’s Consolidated Regiment; during that time Lewis was absent, sick at a hospital in Magnolia, Mississippi.  In April, 1863, Lewis was detailed from Camp Cummings, near Mobile, Alabama, to work as a nurse, first at Silliman Hospital in Clinton, Mississippi, then at French’s Division Hospital in Lauderdale, Mississippi.  In August, 1863, he was at French’s Division Hospital, this time as a patient.  He returned to work as a nurse at the General Hospital in Lauderdale, and returned to duty on August 25, 1863.  In May, 1864, he received a medical certificate that he was unable to perform the duties of a soldier in the field due to chronic dysentery and debility. An officer responsible for impressing artillery horses and mules requested his assignment for that work.  He was paroled at Jackson, Mississippi, May 12, 1865, as a private.

Information from Compiled Military Service Records, NARA

Submitted by A C Doggett AT ACDOGGETT@AOL.COM

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