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    General Nathaniel Lyon: Funeral Relic Presentation. 19 1/2" x 14 1/2" framed display of items related to Union General Nathaniel Lyon, the first general to die in the Civil War. Lyon was killed at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri on August 10, 1861. His death resulted in the promotion of Jefferson C. Davis as commander of forces in northwest Missouri, succeeding Ulysses S. Grant in that position. Davis would later gain fame for his victory at the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas. The display includes an engraving of Lyon, a clipped signature, red, white & blue silk ribbons tied into a knot, a letter and envelope from Davis presenting the ribbon to A. W. Cummings of Carthage, Maine. In full: "The enclosed is a part of the ribbon that was around the body of Gen Lyon when it laid in our great grounds at their head quarters. It was tied by Madam Fremont & is for thee my dear boy."

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    December, 2015
    12th Saturday
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