Finally, another nut cracked. I think I found the son of the Lieutenant! I wrote a letter asking him if he is the son of the Lt and if so, if he'd be willing to meet with me to discuss his father. I know it's a long shot but I'm hoping that maybe it will yield some good information.
I am still waiting to hear from several repositories for records or any additional materials. I hope to hear something soon. The more I read, the more I think that the Lt was railroaded and drummed out of the service wrongly.
More to come as it appears.