|Nathaniel Lyon, Commander of the Department of Missouri.|
Nathaniel Lyon, an American general; born in Connecticut in 1819; graduated at West Point in 1841; was commissioned a captain ten years later, and in 1861 was appointed commander of the Department of Missouri. After winning several victories over the Confederates and gaining distinction as a brave and efficient commander, he was killed at the battle of Wilson's Creek, August 10, 1861.
The article comes from the Comprehensive Dictionary of Biography Containing Succinct Accounts of The Most Eminent Persons In All Ages, Countries, and Professions by Edward A. Thomas. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates. Copyright, By Porter & Coates. 1883.