site logo
[no picture yet]

[no picture yet]

Federal (USV)


Henry W. Lyon

(1838 - 1909)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Commanding Detachment

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 6th New York Cavalry, Company D

Before Antietam

Age 24, he enrolled in New York City on 12 August 1861 and mustered as Captain, Company D, 6th New York Cavalry on 19 September.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Company in Maryland; they served as headquarters escort to General Sumner, 2nd Army Corps.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 9 October 1862.

After the War

In 1870 he was a laborer in New York City but by 1880 he was a lumber broker in Campbell, KY. In 1900 he was living in Cincinnati, OH.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1870-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Clara M "Carrie" Sullivan (1844-1940) and they had 7 children between 1866 and 1887.


08/1838 in CT


1909; burial in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH


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 1894, Vol. II, pg. 528  [AotW citation 26180]