Frederick A. Lyon
|Frederick A. Lyon|
June 25, 1843|
|Died||September 23, 1911(aged 68)|
|Allegiance||United States of America
|Service/branch||United States Army
|Unit||1st Vermont Cavalry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: corporal, Company A, 1st Vermont Cavalry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1864. Entered service at: Burlington, Vt. Born: June 25, 1843, Williamsburg, Mass. Date of issue: November 26, 1864.
With 1 companion, captured the flag of a Confederate regiment, 3 officers, and an ambulance with its mules and driver.
The companion mentioned in his citation was private James Sweeney, who also received the Medal of Honor. One of the captured officers was the mortally wounded general Stephen Dodson Ramseur, who died the next day.
Lyon was sent to Washington, D.C. with the captured Confederate battle flag. He was personally introduced to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton by General George Custer. Stanton personally presented the Medal of Honor to Lyon, who was also promoted to sergeant.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- ""FREDERICK A. LYON" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: American Civil War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved 2008-03-31.
- "Frederick A. Lyon". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
- Vermont in the Civil War
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