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George W. Lyon diary

Date: Jan. 01 1865 | Identifier: 0162-b1-fa
Cover title pages and one entry of the diary written by George W. Lyon. This diary was kept by Lyon while serving as Union officer based at New Orleans on the staff of General E. R. S. Canby (Commanding General of the Military Division of West Mississippi), January 1, 1865 to September 6, 1865. Lyon participated in and described the Mobile campaign (March 17 - April 12, 1865) commanded by General Canby. He later served as dispatch officer carrying the news of General Kirby Smith's surrender to General Pope at St. Louis. more...