Life of General Nathaniel Lyon

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Case, Lockwood & Company, 1862 - Generals - 360 pages
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Page 279 - ... purposes toward the general Government. This devolved upon me the necessity of meeting this issue to the best of my ability, and accordingly I moved to this point with a portion of the force under...
Page 265 - ... men, women, and children have been ruthlessly shot down and murdered ; and other unbearable indignities have been heaped upon your State and yourselves.
Page 247 - ... property and the overthrow of its authority. You are openly in communication with the so-called Southern Confederacy, which is now at war with the United States, and you are receiving at your camp, from the said Confederacy...
Page 242 - The President of the United States directs that you enroll in the military service of the United States the loyal citizens of St. Louis and vicinity not exceeding, with those heretofore enlisted, ten thousand in number, for the purpose of maintaining the authority of the United States, and for the protection of the peaceable inhabitants of Missouri. And you will, if deemed necessary for that purpose by yourself and by Messrs.
Page 328 - Colonel Mitchell. In a few moments the Colonel fell severely wounded ; about the same time a fatal ball was lodged in the General's breast, and he was carried from the field a corpse. Thus gloriously fell as brave a soldier as ever drew a sword — a man whose honesty of purpose was proverbial — a noble patriot, and one who held his life as nothing when his country demanded it of him.
Page 253 - WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, June 20, 1861. SIB: .You are hereby informed that the President of the United States...
Page 272 - The professions of loyalty to the Union by the State authorities of Missouri are not to be relied upon. They have already falsified their professions too often, and are too far committed to secession to be...
Page 247 - Your command is regarded as evidently hostile towards the government of the United States. It is for the most part, made up of those secessionists who have openly avowed their hostility to the General Government, and have been plotting at the seizure of its property and the overthrow of its authority.
Page 280 - I shall scrupulously avoid all interference with the business, right, and property of every description recognized by the laws of the State, and belonging to law-abiding citizens. But it is equally my duty to maintain the paramount authority of the United States...
Page 279 - ... secessionists in this State, I published an address to the people, in which I declared my intention to use the force under my command for no other purpose than the maintenance of the authority of the General Government, and the protection of the rights and property of all law-abiding citizens. The State authorities, in violation of an agreement with General...

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