Company D 22nd Infantry
Louis Scott was born in Canada in 1862.
He enlisted for a period of 5
years as a Private in Company D of the 22nd Infantry on September
at Cleveland, Ohio. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 5 ½ inches tall, had
brown hair, hazel eyes and a ruddy complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Sailor.
Private Scott died at Fort Lewis, Colorado on October 12, 1887.
His cause of death was recorded
in the Returns of the 22nd Infantry for the month of October 1887
as "Pneumonia both lungs not contracted in line of duty."
The Register of Deaths in the
Army indicated that he was admitted into the hospital at Fort
Lewis from the Guard House
on October 1, 1887 and died on October 12 from "Pneumonia and Chronic Hepatitis ... originated in Line of Duty."
Louis Scott was buried in the Post Cemetery at Fort Lewis, Colorado in Grave # 26.
His remains were re-interred in the National Cemetery at Fort McPherson, Nebraska on December 19, 1891. ¹
Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Section D Grave 711
Grave marker for Louis Scott
Photo by Amy from the Find A Grave website
¹ Information by Jerry from the Find A Grave website
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