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b. 1838 Salem, Massachusetts. d. 29/08/1904 ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 24/04/1862 Fort St Philip, Louisiana

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War in the Union Navy as a Seaman on board the USS Pensacola. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the attack on Forts Jackson and St. Philip, New Orleans on April 24, 1862.

 

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Served as seaman on board the U.S.S. Pensacola in the attack on Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 24 April 1862. Carrying out his duties throughout the din and roar of the battle, Lyons never once erred in his brave performance. Lashed outside of that vessel, on the port-sheet chain, with the lead in hand to lead the ship past the forts, Lyons never flinched, although under a heavy fire from the forts and rebel gunboats.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNT MORIAH CEMETERY, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Section 3, Row 4, Grave 3

Thomas Lyons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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