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Medal of Honor
LYON, Frederick A. (1843-1911)

Born 25 Jun 1843, Williamsburg, MA. Died 23 Sep 1911; buried Mount Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson, MI. Corporal, Co. A, 1st Vermont Cavalry, credited to Burlington. At Cedar Creek, VA, on 19 Oct 1864, "with one companion, captured the flag of a Confederate regiment, 3 officers, and an ambulance with its mules and driver." Medal of Honor issued 26 Oct 1864. (NARA File: R&P 506308)

SWEENEY, James (1845-1931)

Born 24 Sep 1845, England. Died 26 Jun 1931; buried National Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA. Private, Co. A, 1st Vermont Cavalry, credited to Essex. At Cedar Creek, VA, on 19 Oct 1864, "With one companion captured the State flag of a North Carolina regiment, together with 3 officers and an ambulance with its mules and driver." Medal of Honor issued 26 Oct 1864. (NARA File: R&P 516932)

WELLS, William (1837-1892)

Born 14 Dec 1837, Waterbury. Died 29 Apr 1892; buried Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington. Major, later Brigadier General, 1st Vermont Cavalry. At Gettysburg, on 3 July 1863, "led the second battalion of his regiment in a daring charge." Medal of Honor issued 9 Sep 1891.

WOODBURY, Eri Davidson (1837-1928)

Born 30 May 1837, Francestown, NH. Died 14 Apr 1928, Cheshire, CT; buried St.Peter's Episcopal Cemetery, Cheshire, CT. Sergeant, Co. E, 1st Vermont Cavalry, credited to St. Johnsbury. At Cedar Creek, VA, on 19 Oct 1864, "During the regiment's charge when the enemy was in retreat Sgt. Woodbury encountered 4 Confederate infantrymen retreating. He drew his saber and ordered them to surrender, overcoming by his determined actions their willingness to further resist. They surrendered to him together with their rifles and 12th North Carolina (C.S.A.) regimental flag." Medal of Honor issued 26 Oct 1864. (NARA File: R&P 516932)