Lewis Dalton papers  1856-1904 (bulk 1862-1863)
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Lewis Dalton (born c.1841) volunteered for the 8th Kentucky Infantry (Union) and served as a private in company D during the Civil War. This unit saw action at both Chickamauga and Chattanooga, among other places.

He mustered in at Camp Lebanon, Kentucky, and served successively at War Trace, Tennessee (letters of May-June 1862), near Nashville (December 1862), and at Murfreesboro, Tennessee (April-May, 1863). Dalton's first military action came in a rout of rebel forces at McMinnville and Pikesville, Tennessee, in late 1862, and was followed by several fairly small skirmishes near Nashville (November 1862), and Murfreesboro (April 1863). Dalton was wounded in the arm in January 1863, and was placed on the sick list in April 1863. He died some time after May 1863.

Phoebe Sparks as born in 1835 and lived into the 20th century. She married Lewis Dalton shortly before the war.