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Grierson"s Raid A Cavalry Adventure of the Civil War by Dee Alexander Brown

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Published by American Society for Training & Development .
Written in English


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Number of Pages261
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Open LibraryOL11270808M
ISBN 10089029061X
ISBN 109780890290613

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  Rich and detailed, Grierson’s Raid is the definitive work on one of the most astonishing missions of the Civil War’s early days. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.5/5(1). Grierson’s Raid was probably the most effective cavalry raid of the entire American Civil War. While many of the most famous cavalry raids were launched by Confederate leaders such as JEB Stuart or Nathan Bedford Forrest, this was a Union raid. It was commanded by Benjamin Grierson, who despite pre-war dislike of horses quickly proved himself to be a brilliant cavalry . The raid was initiated as a diversion from Vicksburg, and in that mission, was a complete success. The pursuit of the Illinois 6th and 7th Cavalry regiments drew pretty much ALL of the mounted seccessionists from the Mississippi, allowing Grant to launch an amphibious assault, gain a toehold, and divide the confederacy I am pretty familiar with /5. The raid was a tremendous success, not only by virtue of the destruction it caused, but also because the Confederates were forced to divert thousands of troops away from the front lines during General Grant's critical Vicksburg offensive. This book tells the complete story of one of the most daring Union raids of the war.

Buy The Horse Soldiers' Raid: Grierson's Raid & Hatch's March During the American Civil War by R W Surby online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop now.   ‎ The improbable Civil War raid that led to the Siege of Vicksburg, recounted by the #1 New York Times –bestselling author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. For two weeks in the spring of , Colonel Benjamin Grierson and /5(9). Grierson's Raid Book Summary and Study Guide. Tom Lalicki Booklist Tom Lalicki Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Grierson's Raid; In one single military campaign started the Federal Army on its path toward eventual ultimate victory turning around two years of demoralizing losses and strategic blunders. That battle was not at. This book describes a cavalry raid conducted by Union forces just prior to Grant's final assault on Vicksburg. Grierson's troops penetrated far into Confederate /5.

Grierson's Raid. Urbana, University of Illinois Press, (OCoLC) Online version: Brown, Dee Alexander. Grierson's Raid. Urbana, University of Illinois Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Dee Brown. The Real Horse Soldiers: Benjamin Grierson’s Epic Civil War Raid Through Mississippi. SB: Why did you write this book? TBS: I have always been interested in the Vicksburg campaign, and am turning my professional writing attention to it after spending years on the Tennessee River campaign. Before I jumped in with both feet, I thought it 5/5. This article was originally published in February as “The Union raid of Brookhaven.” Local history fans learned about Brookhaven’s brief but interesting involvement in the Civil War in. During the Civil War, Vicksburg, Mississippi, was better defended than any other Southern city, but it had to be captured to achieve Lincoln's goal of splitting the Confederacy by controlling the Mississippi River. Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson was chosen to lead a cavalry raid through central Mississippi with 1, soldiers, destroying railroad tracks, burning bridges, ripping out .