2nd Lieutenant Lorenzo Lyons
Company F, 48th New York Infantry

Early war photograph.
Carte de Visite from the Richard Ferry Collection.
Used with permission.

Lorenzo E. Lyons was 19 years old when he enlisted in the 48th New York on 5 August 1861. He rose through the ranks from private to corporal and then to sergeant. He was commissioned as 2nd lieutenant on 9 April 1864. Unfortunately, on 18 June of that year, he died from disease in Beaufort, South Carolina.

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