Orlando C. Richardson. "Landing of United States Volunteers, Under General Lyon, at Jefferson City, Missouri" and "Jefferson City, Missouri," and "Map of the Interior of the State of Missouri." From Harper's Weekly. New York, July 6, 1861. 4 3/4 x 7, 3 3/4 x 13 3/4, and 4 3/4 x 7, respectively. Wood engraving.
Missouri, a slave state, was hotly contested early in the war. The Governor, Claiborne Jackson, was pro-Confederate, but he was faced with Union General Nathaniel Lyon, who was determined to maintain control of the state. On June 15th, Lyon captured the capital, Jefferson City. This page from Harper's Weekly includes an excellent view of the capital city, another image shows Lyon's troops landing there, and the final part is a map of the interior of Missouri. $65
Orlando C. Richardson. "The Battle of Boonville, Missouri." From Harper's Weekly. New York, July 13, 1861. 4 3/4 x 9. Once established in Jefferson City, Lyon then pursued Jackson to Booneville, where on the 17th he defeated the southern forces and gained a firmer grasp of the state and control of the Missouri River for the Union. $35
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