Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Captain Lyon” in chapter 19 of Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1.:
...linois to hold the St. Louis Arsenal, had been acted upon.
Yates sent Captain Stokes, of Chicago, on that delicate mission.
He found St. Louis alive with excitement, and, after consultation with Captain Lyon and Colonel Blair, it was thought best to remove a large portion of the arms secretly to Illinois.
This was done between midnight and daylight on the morning of the 26th of April.
They were taken...
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