Friday, April 19, 2013

Lyman Mead, First New York Dragoons

Lyman Mead, Age 22 years. Enlisted August 11, 1862; at Bennington, New York; Mustered in as a private Co. C., August 14, 1862.  Killed April 17, 1863, at Suffolk Virginia.

The following came from the First New York Dragoons Regimental History.

Having accomplished our object, we retired within our lines, suffering a loss in our regiment of one killed and five wounded. A comrade informs me that the man killed was Lyman Mead, of Co. C, who was wounded as we fell back, and could not be brought off. The infuriated rebs were seen to rush over their work and repeatedly shoot him.

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