Thursday, 28 June 2018

235) Nathaniel Lyon

Nathaniel Lyon (1818 - 1861). He was the first Union general to be killed in the American Civil War and is noted for his actions in the state of Missouri at the beginning of the conflict.
"..disguised in women’s clothes, including a bonnet and veil to hide his red hair and whiskers, [Lyon] had ridden in an open carriage to reconnoiter a secessionist camp."
http://npg.si.edu/blog/battle-wilson%E2%80%99s-creek-missouri-august-10-1861-death-general


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