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 John Lyon

John Lyon

Birth
Middlebury Center, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 20 Nov 1864 (aged 22)
North Carolina, USA
Burial Niles Valley, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 84146841 · View Source
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Death notices from The Agitator, April 26, 1865:
DIED
At Salisbury, N.C., Nov. 20, 1864, JOHN LYON, of Co. A, 149th P.V., aged 22 years, 3 months and 7 days. Also at Salisbury, N.C., Jan. 15, 1865, AUGUSTUS LYON, aged 29 years, 9 months, and 17 days, both sons of Joseph E. Lyon, of Middlebury, Pa.
They were both captured on the Weldon R.R. (Virginia), Sunday, August 21, 1864, and after being kept at Belle Isle four weeks, they were taken to Salisbury, N.C., where they soon fell victims to rebel cruelty and starvation. I have before me, the journals kept by these young men and they contain the same old story of death and premeditated neglect on the part of Rebel officials.
AUGUSTUS entered the service August 1862, and had followed the gallant 149th through her score of battles and escaped from them unhurt. JOHN entered the service in 1863, and was in every fight of Grant's campaign of last summer, and both had always the reputation of being brave, gallant and efficient soldiers. They bore their prison sufferings like heroes. Never murmured at their lot, and although suffering all the pangs of starvation, and pressed with fine promises if they would desert "the old flag" and join the Rebels, as hundreds did, they spurned the offer and accepted death, to life at the price of dishonor. Poor boys! It was their lot to pass through all the hard fights of the Republic and yield up their lives when the light of peace began its dawning. But their friends do not mourn "as those without hope." They have the evidence that they did fall in the faith of the Chrisitan religion and can safely trust that their spirits have gone to that peaceful haven of rest where there will be no more wars forever, and where friends will never more be separated. FRANK.


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  • Created by: GG
  • Added: 28 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84146841
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Lyon (13 Aug 1842–20 Nov 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84146841, citing Niles Valley Cemetery, Niles Valley, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by GG (contributor 47706677) .