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Eastford in Windham County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)

Nathaniel Lyon Birthplace

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October 11, 2018
1. Nathaniel Lyon Birthplace Marker

Brig. General
Nathaniel Lyon
First Union General
Killed in Civil War
Aug. 10, 1861

Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is August 10, 1861.
Location. 41° 50.848′ N, 72° 4.935′ W. Marker is in Eastford, Connecticut, in Windham County. Marker is on Kingsbury Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eastford CT 06242, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ashford (approx. 2.7 miles away); Constitution Oak (approx. 2.7 miles away); Eastford Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Eastford (approx. 3.7 miles away); John Perry (approx. 3.8 miles away); Abington Meeting House (approx. 3.9 miles away); Abington Congregational Meeting House (approx. 3.9 miles away); Ashford Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastford.
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3. Nathaniel Lyon Birthplace
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4. General Nathaniel Lyon
“General Lyon was born at Ashford, Conn., July 14th 1819; was graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and entered the army July, 1841 ; took part in the Indian campaign in Florida ; was sent to Mexico at the commencement of the war, and was wounded at the Belen Gate ; was appointed captain in 1851, and remained in active frontier duty in Kansas until in April, 1861, he was placed in charge of the United States Arsenal at St. Louis, Mo., and afterward appointed commandant of the post. In May, 1861, he enrolled a large number of volunteers and surrounded Camp Jackson, compelling a prompt surrender. He was killed at the battle of Wilson's Creek.” -- Leslie's Illustrated History of the Civil War,, 1895.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2018. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2018.   4. submitted on August 27, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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