The Civil War in Missouri

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Landing of United States Volunteers, under General Lyon, at Jefferson City, Missouri

1861
MHM Photographs and Prints

General Lyon landed troops at Jefferson City on June 15, 1861, to militarily occupy the city, only to find it deserted. Governor Jackson and his cabinet members had quickly fled, allowing the Union forces to easily gain control of the capital.