Born in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, February 28, 1832, he was awarded theMedal of Honor for service in the Civil War while with Company K, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves at the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 7, 1864.
He died on May 21, 1924 and was buried in Section 17 of Arlington National Cemetery.
LOWER, CYRUS B.
Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves. Place and date: At Wilderness, Virginia, 7 May 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Lawrence County, Pa. Date of issue. 20 July 1887.
Gallant services and soldierly qualities in voluntarily rejoining his command after having been wounded.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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