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Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon

 
 
Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 2005
1. Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon Marker
Inscription.
At or near this spot fell
Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon
Born Ashford, Conn. 1818
Graduated U.S Military
Academy, 1841. Commander
of the Federal forces
In The Battle of Wilson Creek
August 10, 1861
This marker is erected by
The University Club of
Springfield, MO. In honor of
General Lyon and the hundreds
Of brave men, north and
South, who, on this field,
“died for the rights as God”
gave them to see the right.
1928

 
Erected 1928 by The University Club of Springfield, Missouri. (Marker Number XIV.)
 
Location. 37° 6.299′ N, 93° 24.697′ W. Marker is in Battlefield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from Tour Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on a walking trail from stop 7, Bloody Hill, of the Wilson's Creek battlefield driving tour. Marker is in this post office area: Republic MO 65738, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bloody Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Guibor's Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pulaski Arkansas Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Eye of the Storm
Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon Marker from a distance image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 2005
2. Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon Marker from a distance
(approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Pulaski Arkansas Battery (approx. half a mile away); Price's Headquarters (approx. half a mile away); Gibson's Mill Site (approx. half a mile away); Battle's Beginning ... and End (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Battlefield.
 
Also see . . .  Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Death of General Nathaniel Lyon image. Click for full size.
3. The Death of General Nathaniel Lyon
This painting by Kurtz and Allison depicts the Death of General Nathaniel Lyon at the battle of Wilsonís Creek
Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon Marker
Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon, who commanded the Federal forces at Wilson's Creek, was an 1841 graduate of the United States Military Academy and a veteran of the Seminole and Mexican Wars. He had also served at various posts on the frontier before being assigned to command the U. S. arsenal in St. Louis in 1861. An ardent Unionist and a strong supporter of Lincoln and the Republican Party, Lyon worked closely with Missouri Congressman Francis P. Blair, Jr., to prevent the state from seceding from the Union. His death at Wilson's Creek at the age of 43 made him the first Union general to die in battle during the Civil War.
Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 2005
5. Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon Marker
Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1861
6. Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon Marker
Photo from magazine called "In the Lives of Her Living and Fallen Brave Heroes", published 1861, NYC, portrait was engraved in steel for the printing process of that time.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 3,094 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York.   6. submitted on , by Tom Stillman of South Plainfield, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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