Rank: Lt. Colonel
Unit Served: 15th SC Infantry
Cemetery and Address: St. James Lutheran Church, Summit, Lexington County, SC
Lt. Col. (Dr.) Frederick Sims Lewie,
BIRTH 13 Aug 1831
DEATH 20 Jun 1873 (aged 41)
Co. C, 15th SC Infantry,
Frederick Sims Lewie was born on August 13, 1831 to Samuel Lewey (Lewie) and his wife, Nancy Hendrix Lewie. He was married twice. His first wife was Rachel Elizabeth Leaphart to whom he was divorced. His second wife was Corrie S. Harth. There were no children from either marriage.
He studied medicine in Paris, France, and although a physician became a captain of infantry on August 16,1861 and immediately signed up volunteers for his unit which became Company C, the Lexington Rifles, of Col. William Davie DeSausaure�s Regiment. From the position of Captain he became major. He was severely wounded in the left side by shrapnel on July 1864 while in Richmond.
He was elected to S. C. Senate in 1864 while at home on furlough. But in November 1864, he resume his leadership of the regiment of the S. C. 15th and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel by the next month.
He was captured by the Union near Columbia as he attempted to slip through their lines to return
home for a visit following the death of both of his parents.
He served in the S.C.House of Representatives from 1865-1867.buried St. James Lutheran Church, Summit, Lexington County, SC.