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Frederick A. Lyon

Rank and Organization: Corporal, Co. A, 1st Vermont Cavalry.
Place and date: Cedar Creek, VA, 19 Oct 1864.
Entered service at: Burlington.
Born: 25 Jul 1843, Williamsburg, MA
Died: 23 Sep 1911, Jackson,MI
Buried: Mount Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson, MI
Date of Issue: 26 Nov 1864.
Citation: With 1 companion, captured the flag of a Confederate regiment, 3 officers, and an ambulance with its mules and driver.


The Daily Review (Decatur, IL)

Tuesday - 26 Sep 1911

Civil War Hero Found Dead

Jackson, Mich., Sept. 26 - Fred A. Lyon, corporal in Co. A, First Vermont cavalry, in the civil war, was found dead in a rooming house here yesterday.

Lyon possessed a silver medal voted him by congress and presented to him at the White House by President Abraham Lincoln, for heroism at the battle of Cedar Creek, where he captured Major General Ramseur of the confederate army.

Contributed by Erik Hinckley.

See also: Beyer and Keydel, 447.

NARA File Number: R&P 506308.

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