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 Peter Lyle

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Peter Lyle

  • Birth 24 Dec 1821 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 17 Jul 1879 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section K, Lot 716
  • Memorial ID 19196

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He served as Colonel and commander of two different regiments - the 19th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and the 90th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He commanded the latter regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg, where it was in Henry Baxter's I Corps brigade (1st Corps, 2nd Division, Second Brigade). In the brutal and confused fighting of the First Day, he temporarily commanded the First Brigade (Paul's) of his division when four previous commanders had been either wounded or captured. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "faithful and gallant service in battle".

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 27 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19196
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Lyle (24 Dec 1821–17 Jul 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19196, citing Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .