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LYON, EDWARD

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With 11 other scouts without waiting for the supporting battalion to aid them or to get into a position to do so, charged over a distance of about 150 yards and completely routed about 300 of the enemy, who were in line and in a position that could only be carried by a frontal attack.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army Private Company B, 2d Oregon Volunteer Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Philippine Insurrections 1899 Hixton, Jackson County, Wisconsin

Citation

With 11 other scouts without waiting for the supporting battalion to aid them or to get into a position to do so, charged over a distance of about 150 yards and completely routed about 300 of the enemy, who were in line and in a position that could only be carried by a frontal attack.