COL. L. R. STEGMAN DIES IN BROOKLYN Once Sheriff of Kings County, Civil War Veteran and Jour- nalist was 84. Colonel Lewis R. Stegman, Civil War veteran, journalist, and former Sheriff of Kings County, died early yesterday morning at his home, 3,024 Avenue J, Brooklyn, after a protracted illness, at the age of 84. Services will be held at his home at 8 o'clock tomorrow evening. Entering the Union Army in Septem- ber, 1861, Mr. Stegman went through three years of severe campaigning, dur- ing which he was wounded several times. He was made a Captain in 1862 in the 102d New York Volunteers, and fought at Chancellorsville and Gettys- burg. In the latter action he took com- mand of the regiment when Colonel Lane was disabled. He was with Grant at Chattanooga and with Hooker at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge. Promoted to Major in 1864, he fought under Sherman against John- ston, and while again leading the regi- ment for a time received a severe wound that caused his discharge for disability. In March, 1865, he was brevetted a Lieutenant-Colonel for "gal- lant and meritorious service during the war." Both before and after his term as Sheriff in 1881 Colonel Stegman worked for Brooklyn newspapers. He was city editor of the Citizen and The Standard Union and wrote many political reports from Albany. He was prominent in the commemorating of Civil War heroes, being Chairman from its inception of the New York Monuments Commission for the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chat- tanooga and Antietam. He had charge of the ceremonies dedicating the memorial at Antietam three years ago, and his last work was the preparation of the report on the memorial and dedication with an illustrated review of the Mary- land campaign.
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