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First Name: Lewis

Last Name: Bissell


Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Date of Birth: 12 October 1789

Date of Death: 25 November 1868

Rank: Captain

Years Served:
Lewis Bissell

•  War of 1812


Lewis Bissell
Captain, U.S. Army

Lewis Bissell was born on 12 October 1789.

Lewis came from an impressive family of American military leaders. His father, Major Russell Bissell was the first Commandant of Fort Bellefontaine. The famous General Daniel Bissell was Lewis' uncle.

Bissell began his military career at the age of nineteen. Under a commission from President Thomas Jefferson, he was sent to what was then the Western frontier. Bissell served with distinction in the War of 1812 and was promoted to Captain in 1815.

He was given command of Fort Clark, now Peoria, IL. In 1818, he went with the Yellowstone Expedition up the Missouri River, which ended in the founding of Omaha, NE.

Death and Burial

Captain Lewis Bissell died on 25 November 1868. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Honoree ID: 2255   Created by: MHOH




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