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Nathaniel Lyon

Union Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon(July 14, 1818 - August 10, 1861)

Nathaniel Lyon was a controversial figure that played a key role in the early struggle for Missouri during 1861. A West Point graduate, Lyon rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Army. On August 10, 1861 at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, he became the first Union General to be killed in action during the Amercian Civil War.

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