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Controlling Missouri, Part 1: Nathaniel Lyon in St. Louis

  • Introduction to the Civil War
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Tags U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

08/09/2018Chris Calton

Nathaniel Lyon, a notoriously harsh officer in the US army, is sent to St. Louis to ensure Missouri’s place in the Union. His policies have the effect of alienating much of the population of the city, which is predominantly Unionist, leading to the formation of a secessionist resistance group at Camp Jackson.

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