Nathaniel Lyon Diary and Cash Book No. 2 Now Available In Digital Collections Friday, May 11, 2012Posted by aramsey in Archives, digital collections.
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The Connecticut State Library has recently completed the digitization of the Nathaniel Lyon diary, circa 1845-1847, and cash book no. 2, circa 1856-1861, which are now available in its Digital Collections. Lt. Nathaniel Lyon kept the diary while serving in the United States Army during the Mexican-American War. The diary also includes approximately seventeen pages of account entries detailing his expenditures from circa 1845-1847.
Captain Nathaniel Lyon kept cash book no. 2 from 1856-1861 while serving in the United States Army at Kansas. The cash book contains information about accounts received and disbursements made by Lyon. Included in the cash book is account entries detailing disbursements made for the provisioning of Company B, 2nd Infantry, United States Army. Entries for payment of provisions include flour, bacon, potatoes, onions, etc.