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Confederate (CSV)


Leonard Wideman Lyon

(1844 - 1883)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 17, from Indian Hill, Abbeville District, SC, he enlisted as a Private in Company C, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, by a gunshot to his right leg at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 8 May 1864. He was treated at Richmond Hospitals and furloughed on 27 May with no further military record.

After the War

By 1870 he was a successful farmer at Indian Hill in Abbeville County, SC but was working on a railroad in Arkansas when he was killed in 1883.

References & notes

His service and death from Swain.1 Personal details from the US Census of 1870 and family genealogists, at least one of whom has his death in August 1882.

He married Ronda Elizabeth Jennings (1849-1877) and they had 5 children.


01/10/1844; Abbeville District, SC


1883; in AR


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 567  [AotW citation 24567]