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Joel H. Lyman
Born (1845-05-11)May 11, 1845
Died May 4, 1922(1922-05-04) (aged 76)
Place of birth Cattaraugus, New York
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1864
Rank Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit 9th New York Cavalry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Joel H. Lyman (May 11, 1845–May 4, 1922) was a Quartermaster sergeant in the Union Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War.

Lyman enlisted in the Army from East Randolph, New York in October 1861. He was wounded at the Third Battle of Winchester, and mustered out the next month.[1]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Quartermaster Sergeant, Company B, 9th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Winchester, Va., September 19, 1864. Entered service at: East Randolph, N.Y. Birth: Cattaraugus, N.Y. Date of issue: August 20, 1894.


In an attempt to capture a Confederate flag he captured one of the enemy's officers and brought him within the lines.

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