Easton to Honor Civil War POW

Olius Lyon will get a long overdue memorial service on Nov. 11. The Civil War private from Easton died in a confederate prison in Salisbury, N.C., in 1864.

Lyon enlisted in Company E of the 12th Connecticut Infantry. He was captured at the Battle of Cedar Creek in Virginia and was later buried in a mass grave on Dec. 12, 1864, outside the walls of the prison.

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