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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

GRIERSON DAYS RE-ENACTMENT

Jacksonville, Illinois just hosted this re-enactment. Why Jacksonville? Because Grierson lived there and is buried there, that’s why! Who was Grierson, you ask? Why, he led the famous Union cavalry raid into Mississippi and Louisiana that diverted thousands of rebel troops from Grant’s successful effort to capture Vicksburg- it’s the subject of a very good John Wayne movie, The Horse Soldiers:

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IMDB review of The Horse Soldiers movie:

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