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Federal (USV)


Maurice Lyons

(c. 1822 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 39, he enlisted at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company G, 69th New York Infantry on 16 September 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862. A bullet passed through his left eye, exiting through the occipital bone at the back of his skull.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 20 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster,1 which also has him as Maurice Lyne. Wound detail from Nelson.2


c. 1822


09/20/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1901, Ser. No. 28, pg. 200  [AotW citation 18040]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 296  [AotW citation 18041]