Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Gen. Lyon” in chapter 197, page 513 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:

... the General and his officers which would follow such a step. This counsel decided the course to be pursued, and Thursday, when the brigade quartermaster inquired when we were to leave Springfield, Gen. Lyon replied, Not before we are whipped. This was the proper course to pursue. If he retreated without a battle he would certainly have been pursued by a boastful and unpunished enemy, and very likel...

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