General Nathan Lyon Statue

Overview for General Nathan Lyon Statue in Lyon Park

Photo by Mark Groth Title: Lyon Sculpture
Source: Mark Groth


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Park: Lyon Park


St. Louis was free of any important confrontation during the Civil War except the Camp Jackson incident. The then Captain Lyon suspected a Confederate conspiracy militia group headed by General Daniel Frost to be planning an attack from Camp Jackson. After a night of surveillance, Lyon collected 6,000 troops and surprised the sleeping camp and forced its surrender without a shot being fired.

Sculptor: Charles Steubenraugh

Year Dedicated: 1929


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