Grierson's Raid

Grierson's Raid

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Grierson's Raid was a Union cavalry raid during the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. It ran from April 17 to May 2, 1863, as a diversion from Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's main attack plan on Vicksburg, Mississippi. Up until this time in the war, Confederate cavalry commanders such as Nathan Bedford Forrest, John Hunt Morgan, and J.E.B. Stuart had ridden circles around the Union, and it was time to out-do the Confederates in cavalry expeditions. The task fell to Col. Benjamin Grierson, a former music teacher who, oddly, hated horses after being kicked in the head by one as a child. Grierson's cavalry brigade consisted of the 6th and 7th Illinois and 2nd Iowa Cavalry regiments.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135682911
  • 9786135682915