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D. Michael Thomas

I am very pleased to find this article on Captain Lyle. Several years ago, I ran across a reference to his heroism at the Battle of Williamsburg Road in which he captured about 600 Yankees. I began researching this event because I had never heard of it & found the documentation confirming it. Based on this uncontestable evidence, I submitted a nomination to the Sons of Confederate Veterans for the Confederate Medal of Honor on his behalf. The nomination was successful & the presentation of the award took place at the Fairfield County Museum in Winnsboro SC, his place of birth, in 2003. My SCV Camp website (General Robert E. Lee Camp #1589, Midlothian, VA)has a copy of the citation posted for visitors. I sent copies of several pertinent documents wto the Historical Society in Caddo since that was his final resting place.

Thanks again & best regards,
D. Michael Thomas


Thanks for the information! I'll be sure to add it to his biography.

Elizabeth Sherling

I'm proud to say that Captain J. B. Lyle is my ancestor. It warms my heart to see these posts about his heroism scattered around the internet. His story is a legend amongst our family, and even the tiniest of his ancestors know what brave and heroic blood they come from. His story is the best kept secret of the Civil War.


More later on him!

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