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Federal (USV)


George Collins Lyon

(c. 1837 - 1890)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, First Michigan Infantry on 29 April 1861 in Jackson, MI and mustered out on 7 August in Detroit. He was then commissioned Captain of Company G to date from 17 August 1861. He resigned on 22 April 1862. He was commissioned Major of the new 17th Michigan Infantry on 8 August.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged to accept a Staff appointment as Acting Adjutant General, First Division, Ninth Army Corps (February and March 1863), then was appointed Provost Marshal for the District of Kentucky on 13 April. He commanded the District of Indiana and Michigan June - August 1864, and was discharged on 13 October 1864.

References & notes

Service from the Record of Service.1


c. 1837




1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 17, pg. 64  [AotW citation 20218]