Monday, March 16, 2015

The Burning of the General Lyon-- Part 2: News Reaches New York

Taken from the newspaper.

The steamer Gen. Sedgwick, which arrived at this port at noon yesterday, brought as passengers twenty-nine persons saved from the wreck of the transport steamer Gen. Lyon, which took fire off Cape Hatteras on the morning of Friday last, and was totally destroyed.

The Gen. Lyon had on board from five hundred and fifty to six hundred souks.  The twenty-nine who arrived here yesterday are believed to be all that were saved.

--Old Secesh

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