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Benjamin H. Grierson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC258
Abstract From Jacksonville, Illinois enlisted in the Army as a private in the 6th Illinois Cavalry to be promoted to Brigadier General of Volunteers after leading raids through Tennessee and Mississippi in 1863 and appointed commander of the 10th Cavalry, or the “Buffalo Soldiers, in 1866. He was married to Alice Kirk Grierson, with whom he had seven children, four of whom survived to adulthood. Two of his surviving children spent much of their life in mental asylums. Alice died in 1888, after...
Dates: Created: 1848-1895; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1938

Madison G. Nixon papers

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1109
Scope and Contents Commission from Governor Yates. Order to join the 6th Regiment in Mississippi signed by Isham Haynie. Transportation orders, medical reports and discharge.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

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