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Cyrus B. Lower
Born (1843-02-28)February 28, 1843
Died May 21, 1924(1924-05-21) (aged 81)
Place of birth Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1863 - 1865
Rank Corporal
Unit 13th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
*Battle of the Wilderness
Awards Medal of Honor

Cyrus B. Lower (February 28, 1843–May 21, 1924) was a Private in the Union Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War.

Lower joined the army from New Castle, Pennsylvania in October 1863. Three weeks after the Battle of the Wilderness, he was captured, but escaped the following month and was transferred to the 190th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was discharged in June 1865.[1]

He died May 21, 1924 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. His grave can be found in Section 17 Lot 19971.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves. Place and date: At Wilderness, Va., May 7, 1864. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Lawrence County, Pa. Date of issue. July 20, 1887.


Gallant services and soldierly qualities in voluntarily rejoining his command after having been wounded.

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