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Springfield National  Cemetery III
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To the east and left of the flagpole circle is a the Lyon monument with a knight’s helmet, a battle axe and a wreath on top of a four-foot pillar. Dedicated to General Nathaniel Lyon, who died at the battle of Wilson Creek and was later buried in his native state of Connecticut.

General Lyon was given an award posthumously.
 
General Order No 111 dated December 30, 1861, 

“Thanks of United States Congress to General Lyon’s com­mand: Joint Resolution expressive of the recognition by Congress of the gallant and patriotic services of the late Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon, and the officers and soldiers under his command, at the battle of Wilson Creek, Missouri.” (General Lyon was in the United States Army of the West, Operations, August 5-9, 1861.)



View facing to the east towards the flagpole at the circle.

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Gen Lyon Monument on the eastern side of the circle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Union Monument, located to the east side of the circle, north of the Lyon monument.

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Closeup of Gen Lyon Monument

 ERECTED BY

THE CITIZENS OF SPRINGFIELD

GENERAL NATH’ LYON

WHO FELL AT THE BATTLE OF

WILSON CREEK

 WHILE COMMANDING

 THE UNION ARMY

 AUG. 10 1861


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