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  Camp Jackson surrendered
Category:  Politics and Government
Brief Description:  Colonel Nathaniel Lyon and the pro-Union Home Guard marched on Camp Jackson where pro-Confederacy forces were encamped. Colonel Lyon demanded that General Frost surrender the camp and Frost, surrounded, agreed. Large crowds of Southern sympathizers gathered to watch. Someone in the crowd fired on the Home Guard, which fired back. 28 soldiers and civilians were killed.
Year:  1861
Decade:  1860 - 1869
Beginning Date:     May. 10, 1861
Ending Date:     May. 10, 1861

Lyon, Nathaniel



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