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Pvt Alexander Lyles
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Birth: unknown
Death: May 27, 1863
Alexandria
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA

Son of A.A. & Mary Q. Lyle.

Enrolled 1/13/1862 into Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1865.
Left VMI and joined "Mosby's" 43rd Battalion Partisan Rangers (date unknown).
MWIA, POW 5/3/1863 at Warrenton Junction, VA.; hospitalized 5/4 in Mansion House U.S.A. General Hospital (branch of 1st Division General Hospital); died there.

Mosby's Cavalry Regiment, formerly the 43rd Battalion, was organized in December, 1864. The battalion was formed in June, 1863, with five companies, later increased to eight. The unit served behind Federal lines in Northern Virginia and was the most effective command of its kind. The enemy forces were never safe and the area became known as "Mosby's Confederacy".

 (bio by: BigFrench) 
 
Inscription:
Alexander Lyles, Richardson's Battery, Va.
 
Burial:
Old Christ Church Cemetery
Alexandria
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA
Plot: His initial burial was 8/1863 in U.S. Military Cemetery, Alexandria, VA.
 
Maintained by: BigFrench
Originally Created by: Cliff
Record added: Jul 31, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15097953
Pvt Alexander Lyles
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Pvt Alexander Lyles
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Rest In Peace
- vets2search
 Added: Dec. 18, 2014
The 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, also known as Mosby's Rangers, Mosby's Raiders or Mosby's Men, was a battalion of partisan cavalry in the Confederate army during the American Civil War. Noted for their lightning strikes on Union targets and their ab...(Read more)
- Linda Lyles
 Added: Apr. 25, 2014

- Linda Lyles
 Added: Apr. 25, 2014
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