A match game of base ball was played on Thursday afternoon at Gamble Lawn, between the Excelsior Junior and Commercial Junior, which resulted in the defeat of the former - the score being, Excelsrior Junior, 12; Commercial Junior, 24. David Tatum, umpire.
-Missouri Republican, June 15, 1861
"Rather," said [Lyon,] (he was still seated, and spoke deliberately, slowly, and with a peculiar emphasis) "rather than concede to the State of Missouri the right to demand that my Government shall not enlist troops within her limits, or bring troops into the State whenever it pleases, or move its troops at its own will into, our of, or through the State; rather than concede to the State of Missouri for one single instant the right to dictate to my Government in any matter however unimportant, I would" (rising as he said this, and pointing in turn to every one in the room) "see you, and you, and you, and you, and you, and every man, woman, and child in the State, dead and buried." Then turning to the Governor, he said: "This means war. In an hour one of my officers will call for you and conduct you out of my lines."
Lyon's actions in May and June stopped Missouri from joining the Confederacy. The state would continue to be a battleground throughout the war but Lyon had saved St. Louis and Missouri for the Union.