Lyon, Nathaniel, -1861

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Dates:
Birth 1818-07-14
Death 1861-08-10

Biographical notes:

Nathaniel Lyon (1818-1861), soldier and author, was born in Ashford, Conn. A graduate of West Point, he served in the U.S. Army as lieutenant in Florida fighting Seminole Indians, at Sackets Harbor, N.Y., as captain in Mexico during the war (1845-1848), and in "Bleeding" Kansas. Lyon was also a well-known political commentator. He is best known for his leadership at the 1861 battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo., as a result of which was that Missouri remained in the Union during the Civil War.

From the description of Papers, 1840-1861. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259505

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Subjects:

  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Wilson's Creek, Battle of, Mo., 1861
  • Mexicans
  • Slavery
  • Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842
  • families--Correspondence
  • Soldiers

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Places:

  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Missouri (as recorded)
  • Kansas (as recorded)
  • Mexico (as recorded)
  • San Diego (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)
  • Sackets Harbor (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Florida (as recorded)
  • Fort Randall (S.D.) (as recorded)
  • Fort Lookout (K.S.) (as recorded)