The Horse Soldiers Author:Harold Sinclair On April 17, 1863, General Ulyssus S. Grant was massing his forces for the second, and finally successful, drive to take Vicksburg. — On that day brigade of Union cavalry, about 1700 men under the command of Colonel Benjamin Henry Grierson, left La Grange, Tennessee, with orders to raise hell through central Mississippi and tear up the railroads ... more »which were Vicksburg' major source of supply.
This was the foray history knows as Grierson's raid, a dramatic sixteen-day dash through the heart of the enemy's stronghold, one of the most daring cavalry operations ever recorded.
And this is the way it was for Colonel Grierson and his horse soldiers....
(This is a fictional account, based on the movie by the same name.)« less