Friday, March 13, 2015

The Army Transport SS General Lyon Disaster-- Part 3: Two More Illinois Deaths On It

From the Jefferson County, Illinois, "USS Steamer general Lyon Disaster.  Two Jefferson County residents were listed among the dead from the ship's burning and sinking on March 31, 1865>

  PRIVATE MATTHEW HUMPHRIES--  Private in Co. F, 56th Illinois Regt.  of Lynchburg, Jefferson County.  Enlisted Feb. 27, 1862, corporal.  Lost on the Lyon on March 31, 1865>

PRIVATE JAMES DODSON--  Private in Co. F, 56th Illinois Regt., of Lynchburg, Jefferson County.  Enlisted Feb. 27, 1862.  Lost on the Lyon on March 31, 1865.

To have fought that long and then lose their lives so close to home.

--Old Secesh


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