Thursday, April 2, 2015

An Article About the General Lyon Disaster

I was alerted in yesterday's comments section of an article that was printed on March 31st, the 150th anniversary of the general Lyon Disaster on March 31, 1865.  It is at the March 31, 2015 Record Courier "150 Years Ago: Five Hundred Dead and a Hoax"  by Peter Holman.

He is the one doing the research for a much-needed book on the subject.  Looking forward to it.

Before last month, I had never heard of the General Lyon, but then came across the name when I wrote about a man from Rochelle, Illinois, who died aboard the ship.  That has led to a lot of information about it.

Of special interest is its connection to Wilmington, North Carolina.  It was its Fort Fisher which got me interested in the Civil War in the first place and has always been something I've had great interest in learning.

--Old Secesh

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