Heroes of Albany - Lewis Washington Quay
Corporal Lewis W. Quay of Knox
Lewis W. Quay, son of Daniel and Anna B. Quay, was born in the town of Knox, Albany County on the 30th of November 1841. He was a member of the Sabbath school connected with the Lutheran Church in Knox. Patriotism induced him to enlist in his country's service,and he joined the Seventh Heavy Artillery, Co K on the 6th day of August, 1862. He was in no engagements, his regiment being stationed at Fort Reno, D.C. at which place he died of typhoid fever, on the 26th day of July, 1863. Previous to his going into the army, he was not a professor of religion, but he wrote several letters to his mother which indicated his readiness to die and his earnest desire to meet his dear mother in Heaven. His remains were brought home and he was buried at Knox, April 1st, 1862.