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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 19: events in the Mississippi Valley.--the Indians. (search)
and five hundred regular troops, under Captain Nathaniel Lyon, one of the bravest and best men in thby the President, on the 30th of April, for Captain Lyon to enroll in the military service of the Une primary formation of four others. On him Captain Lyon leaned much in this emergency. In the meth excitement, and, after consultation with Captain Lyon and Colonel Blair, it was thought best to rg waving over this camp of disloyalists. Captain Lyon, in the mean time, had been very watchful. clusive jurisdiction over her whole territory. Lyon saw no force in their argument, and paid littleasy, and on the morning of the 10th he wrote to Lyon, saying that he was constantly in receipt of inmunication between the town and the camp. Then Lyon sent a note to General Frost, demanding an immeof command, and on the 29th he was succeeded by Lyon, who bore the title of Commander of the Departmould be allowed to tread the soil of Missouri. Lyon peremptorily refused compliance, and Jackson an[19 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 23: the War in Missouri.-doings of the Confederate Congress. --Affairs in Baltimore.--Piracies. (search)
te militia, under his control, in opposition to Lyon and his troops and the General Government, and,ity of New England and Germany combined. General Lyon's first movement against Jackson and Price n Springfield. On the following day, June 13. Lyon left St. Louis in two river steamers (Iatan andthe Missouri, forty miles from Jefferson City. Lyon followed them the next day, June 16. leaving Cnt of alleged illness. On the near approach of Lyon, the frightened Governor had ordered that no re and scattered the men in the wheat-field, when Lyon's column advanced, and the battle began. It cooduced a panic and a flight. Their camp, which Lyon took possession of immediately afterward, showehe war. Leaving a company to hold the camp, Lyon pressed on to Booneville, where the loyal inhab Governor in his proclamation, See page 470. Lyon issued an address, at Booneville July 18. to tle at Jefferson City on the 22d of July. General Lyon remained at Booneville about a fortnight, m[11 more...]