Saturday, December 29, 2012

Query: LYONS of the 59th Infantry Regiment

I received an email which included the  September, 2012 online issue of the Indiana Genealogist. That issue included an article by David C Bailey Sr. regarding Indiana GAR members in California. My Great Grandfather, William Bowden LYONS, joined the 59th Infantry Regiment, but I cannot seem to find any records of his belonging to the GAR. A family story says that he was on horseback in the 1890 National Encampment in St. Louis (he had moved from Indiana to Missouri in the early 1880's.) When he died in 1899, a contingent of GAR members accompanied his casket to the train for the trip home for burial. Can anyone help me locate his Camp? 
Thank you 
Charles Lyons
1396 Greenborough Drive
Roseville, CA 95661

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