Battery "G" 1st West Virginia Light Artillery;
formerly 2nd West Virginia Infantry, which was subsequently 5th West Virginia Cavalry.


Presented by Linda Fluharty.

     LEWIS ARRINGTON was a resident of or enrolled at Wheeling, (West) Virginia at age 23. He mustered in as a private with Company G of the 2nd West Virginia Infantry, 13 June 1861 at Wheeling. On 18 May 1863, Company "G" was transferred by Order of the Secretary of War, to the 1st West West Virginia Light Artillery, Company "G," as indicated in this regimental history book.

He was a glass blower, born in Fairfax, Virginia.

1860 Census 5th Ward, Wheeling, Ohio County, Va.
Louis Arington, 23, Boiler, $70 personal, b VA
Amanda, 16, b Va.
Benona, 3, b VA.
Cecelia, 2, b Va.

1870 Census 5th Ward, Wheeling, Ohio County, W. Va.
Lewis Arington, 36, Works at Glass Works, $300 personal, b VA
Amanda, 32, Keeps House, b Va.
Penola, 16, at home, b Va.
Adelia, 14, at school, b Va.
Ann, 12, at school, b Va. [14 Mar 1861]
Jesse, 6, b W. Va.
Maud, 4, b W. Va.
Keiger, Isabella, 23, No occupation, b Va.

1900 Census, Alton Twp., Madison, Illinois
Louis Arington, 62, Head, b Sep 1837, married 5 yrs, State Factory Inspector, b VA
Mary, Wife, 40, b Sep 1859, b Illinois
Parnell, Son, 16, b July 1883, b Illinois

In 1910, Louis and Mary were brother-in-law and sister-in-law of the head, Thomas Goudie? Louis was 72 and not employed. Mary was a dressmaker in the home.

Louis/Lewis Arrington received government pension certificate #1108.344. Following his death 5 Jan 1911 at Alton, Illinois, his widow received pension certificate #820385.