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Chapter III Return to duty General Harney's attitude Nathaniel Lyon in command defense of the St. Louis Arsenal service as mustering officer Major of
ve under such circumstances, and the then department commander, Brigadier-General William S. Harney, would not consent that any such action be taken without orders overnor Jackson for his regiments, but received no reply.
In my visit to General Harney after the attack on Fort Sumter, I urged the necessity of prompt measures t ssion; she has not gone out of the Union.
That did not indicate to me that General Harney's Union principles were quite up to the standard required by the situation, aniel Lyon succeeded to the command of the department.
Yet I have no doubt General Harney was, from his own point of view, thoroughly loyal to the Union, though much the same grade in the United States volunteer forces; and when, on May 30, General Harney was relieved from the command of the Department of the West, General Lyon b