General Nathan Lyon Statue
Overview for General Nathan Lyon Statue in Lyon Park
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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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