Private Lyons Wakeman


Private Lyons Wakeman, a women whose real name was Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, was stationed in Washington with the 153rd New York Regiment who were serving guard duty at the Carroll Prison on Capitol Hill.
In 1864, Wakeman and the 153rd Regiment were sent to Louisiana to serve under General Nathaniel Banks in the Red River campaign. She died in a New Orleans hospital after seven weeks of chronic diarrhea.