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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—secession. (search)
ent, there was in St. Louis a man of energy and daring, Captain Lyon, who occupied the arsenal with four or five hundred regich ensured the safety of the arsenal. On the 10th of May, Lyon led these troops secretly towards the rebel camp, surrounderge as five or six French departments. On the 29th of May, Lyon was appointed to the command of the Federal troops in placeoyal to the Union flocked to the encampments established by Lyon. On the 12th of June, Jackson and his legislature, which heral authorities and all those who recognized their power. Lyon determined to answer this provocation by driving them out oer to stop his progress. But instead of taking that route, Lyon embarked, with two thousand men and all the necessary materille, situated sixty kilometres higher up on the Missouri. Lyon pursues them on board his vessels, reaches the positions ocuthward into the interior of the State of Missouri, leaving Lyon in possession of both sides of the river. In West Virgin
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
of their effective force. In the mean time, Lyon had taken up his march on the 3d of July. He wto sustain Price, and rendered the situation of Lyon at Springfield very precarious, while the positthe most important thing to do was to extricate Lyon from the difficult position in which he was plaore Springfield on the following morning before Lyon could be apprised of his approach. But he had ch General Sweeny alone advised the offensive. Lyon gave orders for the march on the evening of thee outposts they had neglected to replace them. Lyon, therefore, who was the first to make the attacr the impression that it was a detachment from Lyon's corps coming to their assistance. When the mewed vigor to attack the positions conquered by Lyon. It was a terrible assault for the small Federing it to the charge, fell, seriously wounded. Lyon, who had already been wounded twice, seeing thet very badly, out of the four thousand men that Lyon had with him, the losses were nine hundred and [31 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
es destined at some future day to connect New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and Lower California with the borders of the Mississippi. They stretch towards the deserts of the far West like the arms of a giant striving to grasp the immense spaces that still rebel against civilization. The village of Rolla, thus named by some transatlantic admirer of Alfred de Musset, was the terminus, as we have said before, of that branch among those groups of railways which run to the south-west. The road which Lyon had followed before the battle of Wilson's Creek, of great importance in those primitive regions, although in a wretched condition, was in prolongation of the railway. It passed through Springfield, descended into Arkansas, and after crossing the Ozark Mountains near Bentonville, reached Fort Smith, on the great Arkansas River. Beyond this last station the habitations and cultivated lands which the facilities of communication had developed along the road became more and more rare; at last,