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B336: Nathaniel Lyon (1818-1861) Collection, March-August 1861, 1929

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Identifier: A0286-00361

Title: B336: Nathaniel Lyon (1818-1861) Collection, March-August 1861, 1929


Nathaniel Lyon was brigadier general of the United States Volunteers. He was killed August 10, 1861, at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo.

Contains letter of Lyon to Dr. Scott, dated St. Louis Arsenal, March 7, 1861, discussing the defense of the arsenal (letter published in Mississippi Valley Historical Review, volume IX, number 2, September 1922); letter of Lyon to Colonel William B. Edwards, Dallas County Home Guards, dated Springfield, Mo., August 9, 1861, directing him to come to Springfield immediately with all his available force; brief note of Lyon to Benjamin Farrar, dated St. Louis Arsenal, April 26, 1861, to convey enclosed dispatch to Governor Yates. Dispatch reads, “No hurry about troops, I write by messenger." Also contains St. Louis Globe-Democrat article, dated December 9, 1929, regarding the statue of General Lyon (includes photograph of statue).


Place: United States
St Louis

Dates: 1861

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Lyon, Nathaniel, 1818-1861

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
St. Louis Arsenal (Mo.)
Armed Forces


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