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People/Characters: Nathaniel Lyon

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American Civil War by Winston S. Churchill
Bloody Hill: The Civil War Battle of Wilson's Creek by William Riley Brooksher
The Civil War in Missouri: A Military History (SHADES OF BLUE & GRAY) by Louis S. Gerteis
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: An Illustrated History by Geoffrey C. Ward
Damned Yankee: The Life of General Nathaniel Lyon by Christopher Phillips
Forward to Richmond: McClellan's Peninsular Campaign by Ronald H. Bailey
The Kents by John Ostrander
A River Unvexed: A History and Tour Guide to the Campaign for the Mississippi River (The Civil War Campaigns Series) by Jim Miles
The Road to Shiloh: Early Battles in the West by David Nevin
Wilson's Creek, Pea Ridge, and Prairie Grove: A Battlefield Guide, with a Section on Wire Road by Earl J. Hess
Wilson's Creek: The Second Battle of the Civil War and the Men Who Fought It by William Garrett Piston

Character description

Nathaniel Lyon (1818-1861): American soldier. A West Point graduate in 1841, he had had extensive military experience when the Civil War began, but was still only a captain. At the start of the Civil War, he worked hard to keep Saint Louis in Union hands, and was made a Brigadier General in May 1861 as a result. His forces brought more of Missouri into Union hands, but he was killed in August at the Battle of Wilson's Creek.

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