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senal Blair appeals to the President Captain Nathaniel Lyon at St. Louis the Liberty arsenal seized military organizations under Frost and Lyon. The State convention met at Jefferson City on thn advance the kind of man he had to deal with. Lyon could have had no better introduction to him. thing to do with the arsenal or the arms in it. Lyon made a bold claim to the command as Hagner's ra distribute arms to the Home Guards. Blair and Lyon appealed again to the President but could not mWashington and besought the President to assign Lyon to the command of the arsenal. But the President of Montgomery Blair a member of his cabinet, Lyon was assigned to the coveted command. He at onc an idea of the duties of a soldier. Blair and Lyon knew what the Southern men were doing about as preparations to anticipate them at all points. Lyon got authority from the war department to take 5and entirely too conservative to suit Blair and Lyon, and they had been unceasing in their efforts t[12 more...]
keep the arrival of the guns secret, Blair and Lyon knew all about it. In fact, the day after theirJohn S. Bowen was the bearer of the letter, but Lyon refused to receive it. He did not want to come sured them. He also refused to allow Blair and Lyon to follow up the capture of Camp Jackson by advade the President to remove Harney and appoint Lyon to the command. They were successful. An order was made appointing Lyon brigadier-general of volunteers, and another relieving Harney of the commtroops in Kansas, would be sufficient to enable Lyon to carry out this plan. But Lyon was less confLyon was less confident and more grasping. He wanted the governors of Illinois and Iowa ordered to send him the troopd Harney. The authorities at Washington did as Lyon desired. At St. Louis, besides about 500 regulovernor's staff; the Federal government, by General Lyon, Colonel Blair, and Maj. H. L. Conant of Lyuld be the spokesman for the Federal side. But Lyon soon thrust Blair aside, and took the lead in t[15 more...]
the State. He and General Price knew Blair and Lyon well enough to know that, now they were investef in which to reach the designated point. As Lyon approached the town the governor ordered Coloneh the force at his disposal to seriously impede Lyon's advance, and appreciating the fact that his f the vicinity of Warsaw, where they could offer Lyon battle on more equal terms. But the governor iwhere he made another stand and again compelled Lyon to form in line of battle. The infantry firings the advantage was with the State troops. But Lyon, and all the influences favorable to him, repren the unorganized and unarmed Southern men, and Lyon and his thoroughly equipped forces, with the kn. General Price at Lexington was threatened by Lyon from Booneville, and 3,000 troops, regulars anda result of this brilliant dash, the force from Lyon's command pursuing the governor gave up the purcertainty where the other was. The column which Lyon had sent from St. Louis to the southwest to cap[7 more...]
nd, accompanied Steen's division. As soon as Lyon reached Springfield he began writing and sendiney never reached there. It was a question with Lyon whether to fight or retreat, and the first altepture every one coming or going, and waited for Lyon to begin the fight. Lyon halted in sight of Raas the first intimation either of them had that Lyon and his army were upon them. McCulloch discredrst sound of Totten's guns had opened a fire on Lyon which retarded his advance and greatly aided the nearly equal. Price had about 3,500 men, and Lyon, deducting the 1,500 under Sigel, had about 3,5gether. Instead of advancing, Price waited for Lyon to attack. He did not have to wait long. In ase who were near him that if he were as slim as Lyon the bullet would not have hit him. Weightman waand numerous field officers were disabled. But Lyon was worse hurt than Price. He had, however, ris dead. In the pause that occurred following Lyon's death, Price was reinforced by Dockery's Arka[13 more...]
the moving breastworks Mulligan Surrenders an affair at Blue Mills General Thompson and his operations Price compelled to retreat the legislature at Neosho Passes an act of secession members of the Confederate Congress chosen Fremont's bodyguard defeated at Springfield Hunter Succeeds Fremont and Retreats reorganization of the State troops First and Second Confederate brigades. On reaching Springfield, Maj. S. D. Sturgis, who had taken command of the Federals on the death of Lyon, turned the command over to Sigel, who was supposed to be the ranking officer. Sigel, after consultation with the other officers, determined to retreat to Rolla, and at once moved out with a strong escort and the army train, consisting of 400 heavily laden wagons, a part of their load being $250,000 in gold taken from the branch State bank at Springfield. The remainder of the army moved the same night. The day after the battle General Mc-Culloch withdrew his troops to Arkansas, the Arkansa
of Frost's brigade. He was acting chief-of-staff to Frost when Camp Jackson was captured by General Lyon. Going to Memphis, Tenn., and into the southeastern part of Missouri, he raised the First Militia, to seize the arsenal at St. Louis and arm the State troops. This plan was defeated by General Lyon, who with 700 men surrounded Frost's brigade of only 635, and forced their surrender. While , a great crowd of people gathered and some of them expressed sympathy for the prisoners. One of Lyon's German regiments then opened fire upon them and 28 men, women and children were killed. A simi as major-general. General Price still attempted to preserve the peace of Missouri, but when General Lyon captured Camp Jackson and shed the blood of the Missourians unnecessarily, as Price and manyong those in the colony with him were Gen. Sterling Price, General McCausland of Virginia and General Lyon of Kentucky. In 1867 General Shelby returned to the United States and to his farm in Missour