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Federal (USA)


Henry P. Lyons

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 4th United States Artillery, Battery B

Before Antietam

A 23 year old laborer, he enlisted on 25 January 1858 in Detroit, MI as a Private in Battery B of the 4th United States Artillery. He was with the Battery at Ruby Valley, Utah Territory in July 1860, and was still a Private as they joined the Army of the Potomac in October 1861.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

His service from Buell1 and the Registers.2. Some details from the US Census of 1860.


c. 1835; County Galway, IRELAND


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Buell, Augustus, The Cannoneer: Recollections of Service in the Army of the Potomac, Washington: The National Tribune Company, 1890, pp. 18 - 20, 42  [AotW citation 10477]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 053, pg. 122  [AotW citation 27450]