b. 25/06/1843 Williamsburg, Massachusetts. d. 23/09/1911 Jackson, Michigan.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 19/10/1864 Cedar Creek, Virginia.
Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the Union Army in Company A, 1st Vermont Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on October 19, 1864 at Cedar Creek, Virginia.
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 on November 26, 1864, who was also promoted to sergeant.
With one companion, captured the flag of a Confederate regiment, three officers, and an ambulance with its mules and driver.
BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNT EVERGREEN CEMETERY, JACKSON, MICHIGAN.
CIVIL WAR SOLDIER’S FIELD, SECTION G, LOT 9.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.