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Timeline for St. Louis in 1861

November 6, 1860 Abraham Lincoln elected 16th President of the United States.
November 6, 1860 Claiborne Fox Jackson elected Governor of Missouri.
November 6, 1860 Francis P. Blair, Jr. elected Congressman from Missouri's 1st District.
January 3, 1861 Claiborne Fox Jackson takes office as the 15th Governor of Missouri.
January 29, 1861 Captain Nathaniel Lyon, commanding Fort Scott, ordered to St. Louis Arsenal.
March 4, 1861 Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as President of the United States of America.
April 12, 1861 Confederate forces under the command of Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard fire on Fort Sumter.
April 15, 1861 President Abraham Lincoln issues a proclamation calling up 75,000 militia for three months service.
April 17, 1861 Missouri Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson ccondemns President Lincoln's call for volunteers and refuses to comply.
April 20, 1861 United States Arsenal in Liberty, Missouri seized by pro-Southern forces.
May 4, 1861. United States ordnance stores in Kansas City, Missouri seized by pro-Southern forces.
May 10, 1861 The Camp Jackson Affair - Union forces under the command of Brigadier-General Nathaniel Lyon surround and force the surrender of Missouri State Guard forces encamped just outside of St. Louis, Missouri.
May 11, 1861 The St. Louis Riot - The Fifth Regiment, US Reserve Corps was attacked by a civilian mob near the corner of Broadway and Walnut Streets.
May 12, 1861 Missouri Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson appoints Sterling Price as the commander of the Missouri State Guard.
May 21, 1861 Convention between US Army Brigadier General William S. Harney and Missouri State Guard Major General Sterling Price.
May 31, 1861 Brigadier-General Nathaniel Lyon assumes command of the Department of the West, replacing General Harney.
June 11, 1861 To preserve the peace in Missouri, Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon, Congressman Francis P. Blair, Jr., Major General Sterling Price and Missouri Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson meet in St. Louis. After several hours of contentious discussion, Lyon declares war on Governor Jackson and the Missouri State Guard and storms out of the meeting.
June 13, 1861 Federal forces under the command of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon occupy Jefferson City sending the state government and Missouri Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson into exile.
June 17, 1861 The Battle of Boonville - In command of Union forces, Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon takes possession of Boonville at 11:00 A.M. after routing the Missouri State Guard defenders under the command of Colonel John S. Marmaduke. The Missouri State Guard retreats to southwestern Missouri.

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