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Camp Lyon
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A Civil War mustering point for troops before being moved to the Presidio of San Francisco, it was established in September 1861 and named in honor of Nathaniel Lyon, a California Volunteers Brigadier General, who was killed on August 10, 1861, during the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri. Located near present day Hunter's Point on San Francisco Bay, the camp was most active during the years 1862- 65.

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