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STATE COMMISSIONER OF EXCISE
STATE OF NEW YORK.
FOR THE YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1901.
TRANSMITTED TO THE LEGISLATURE JANUARY 20, 1902.
J. B. LYON COMPANY, STATE PRINTERS
Henry Harrison Lyman died May 4, 1901, at his home in the city of Oswego, N. Y.
He was born April 15, 1841, in Lorraine, Jefferson County, N. Y. His father was an officer in the United States Army in the War of 1812 with Great Britain. His ancestry on his father's side runs back to the Pilgrim Fathers. His mother was the daughter of a soldier of the Revolutionary army who participated in the fight at Trenton and other memorable battles.
The boyhood of Henry Harrison Lyman was passed upon his father's farm in Lorraine. He attended the district school of the neighborhood, and subsequently went to the Pulaski Academy, from which he graduated in 1859.
September 16, 1862, he married Flora T. Clark of Pulaski, who died February 21, 1866, leaving no children. May 2, 1867, he married Emily V. Bennett of Pulaski, she and three daughters surviving him.
When a young man he became a civil engineer and followed that profession until the beginning of the Civil War. In August, 1862, upon formation of the 147th Regiment, New York State Volunteers, he enlisted at Richland as a private in Company C, and September 22nd of the same year was made first sergeant of that company. He became second lieutenant February 20, 1863, and January 17, 1864, was promoted adjutant. With his regiment he fought in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Haymarket, Mine Run and The Wilderness. In the latter engagement he was taken prisoner, sent to Salisbury, S. C., and from there to Macon, Ga., where he remained several months. With other prisoners he was then transferred to Charleston, S. C., and subsequently transferred to "Camp Sorghum," Columbia, S. C., where he suffered severe and prolonged illness. March 1, 1865, he was exchanged, rejoined the regiment, and was mustered out and honorably discharged from the United States service on May 12th of that year.