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Lyman, Wyllys


Age: 32, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF, USA
Service: comn ADJ 10th VT INF, 8/2/62 (8/2/62), wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, pr MAJ 1/2/65 (2/20/65), pr LTC 6/15/65 (6/26/65), m/o 6/28/65 as MAJ; apptd CPT, 40th US INF, 7/28/66, tr to 25th US INF, 4/20/69, tr to 5th US INF, 12/15/70, Bvt MAJ, 3/2/67 for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of the Opequan VA, In the field with the Army of the Potomac during the war of the Rebellion, from 62, to 65; engaged in Indian campaigns and battles under Gen Miles, in Texas and Montana, 74 and 76; Deputy Governor, Soldiers Home, DC, 64 and 85; on duty in War Department (war records) to 92, Present in action at Kelley's Ford, Brandy Station and Locust Grove, 63; battles of the wilderness, Spotsylvania, totopotomoy, cold Harbor and Petersburg, June and July 64; battles of the Monocacy, Winchester, Opequan, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek (severely wdd) Sailor's Creek, 64; engagements with Indians under General Miles, 74 and 76 [College: UVM 50, HU 54]

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Birth: 04/04/1830, Hartford, VT
Death: 02/03/1900

Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Marker/Plot: 01/0019-C-WS
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery
Findagrave Memorial #: 49250808


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Anna H., 5/11/1900, DC
Portrait?: VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site, History 10th Infantry
College?: UVM 50, HU, 54
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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(Haynes' History
Tenth Infantry)

Wyllys Lyman

Washington Post

4 Feb 1900

Death of Maj. Wyllys Lyman - Served in Vermont Regiment Throughout the Civil War.

Maj. Wyllys Lyman, U.S.A., retired, died February 1, at Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia, where he had recently undergone a most severe surgical operation.

Maj. Lyman entered the military service as first lieutenant and adjutant, Tenth Vermont Infantry, August 15, 1862, and was mustered out as major of the same regiment June 28, 1865. He entered the regular service as captain, Fortieth Infantry October 25 1866, was transferred to the Twenty-fifth Infantry, and again to the Fifth Infantry, in which he served until retired, with the rank of major, July 4, 1892.

He leaves a widow and two children, Lieut. Charles W. Lyman, U.S.A., retired, residing at San Francisco, Cal., and a daughter, the wife of Lieut. Williams, of the navy. Funeral services were held in Philadelphia, where the remains will be temporarily deposited.

Contributed by Erik Hinckley.