Frederick A. Lyon - Recipient of the Medal of Honor
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Quick Description: Born: June 25, 1843 at Williamsburg, MA
Entered Service in the US Army from Burlington, VT
Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism October 19, 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA
Died: September 23, 1911 at the age of 68
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 12/16/2007 12:12:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM2RY1
Corporal Frederick Lyon was one of twenty soldiers who was awarded the Medal of Honor for personal valor in action against Confederate forces at Cedar Creek, Virginia, on October 19, 1865. Together with Private James Sweeney, Corporal Lyon captured the flag of a Confederate regiment along with three officers and an ambulance with its mules and driver. Both men were awarded Medals of Honor for this heroic act.
Buried In Mount Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson, MI
Armed Service: Army
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