Lewis Taylor Fant was a student at the University of Mississippi (Class of 1862) at the start of the war and enlisted in Company A – the University Greys – 11th Mississippi Infantry in October 1861. A Corporal, he was mortally wounded during skirmishing at Sharpsburg on the evening of 16 September 1862. His leg was amputated and he was captured in Shepherdstown, VA about 19 September, but he was soon after paroled and sent to a hospital in Richmond, VA.

While walking on crutches there he fell and opened an artery, dying of blood loss on 26 December 1862. He was 20 years old.

The magnificent stained glass seen here is the University Greys memorial window in Ventress Hall at the University of Mississippi. It was made by the Tiffany Glass Company in New York and installed in 1891 [plaque text]. This photograph from UM Photography Services.

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