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 Thomas G. Lyons

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Thomas G. Lyons

  • Birth 1838 Ireland
  • Death 29 Aug 1904 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section 3, Row 4, Grave 3
  • Memorial ID 21892

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War in the Union Navy as a Seaman on board the USS Pensacola. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the attack on Forts Jackson and St. Philip, New Orleans on April 24, 1862. His citation reads "Carrying out his duties throughout the din and roar of the battle, Lyons never once erred in his brave performance. Lashed outside of that vessel, on the port-sheet chain, with the lead in hand to lead the ship past the forts, Lyons never flinched, although under a heavy fire from the forts and rebel gunboats". His Medal was issued on February 8, 1872.

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  • Added: 23 Apr 2001
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas G. Lyons (1838–29 Aug 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21892, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .