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LEWIS, CHARLES W. (ca. 1819–1869). Charles W. Lewis, physician and Texas Rangerqv, 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).


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"LEWIS, CHARLES W.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.