LEWIS, CHARLES W.
LEWIS, CHARLES W. (ca. 1819–1869). Charles W. Lewis, physician and Texas Ranger, was born in Virginia about 1819. He moved to Texas in 1852, settled at Georgetown, and soon after his arrival joined a ranger force to protect the frontier. In June 1860 Governor Sam Houston ordered him to muster out the ranger detachment under Edward Burleson, Jr., and dispose of government property held by the detachment. Lewis was important for his services as a physician in his frontier community. He died at Georgetown on June 7, 1869, survived by his wife and one son.
George Plunkett [Mrs. S. C. Red], The Medicine Man in Texas (Houston, 1930). Amelia W. Williams and Eugene C. Barker, eds., The Writings of Sam Houston, 1813–1863 (8 vols., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1938–43; rpt., Austin and New York: Pemberton Press, 1970).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "LEWIS, CHARLES W.," accessed May 27, 2020, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fle39.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on November 25, 2019. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.