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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 9:03 p.m. PST

"Arguably no film director photographed men and horses better than John Ford.Already the master of action Westerns such as She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and The Searchers, Ford and his favorite horseman, John Wayne,combined their considerable cinematic talents to bring one of the Civil War's most audacious cavalry raids to the screen in The Horse Soldiers.

Although the film is based on a novel by Harold Sinclair,the story line closely follows the raid led by Union Colonel Benjamin H.Grierson.On April 17, 1863, Grierson led a brigade of 1,700 cavalrymen south from La Grange,Tenn., just above the Mississippi border,deep into the heart of the Confederacy. Sixteen days, 600 miles and a number of skirmishes later, the 6th and 7th Illinois Cavalry entered Baton Rouge, La., in triumph after destroying supplies, bridges, rolling stock and miles of railroad track…."
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William Warner13 Mar 2019 11:03 p.m. PST

One of my all time favorite movies. I love the scene where the cadets march out to face the Union raiders.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 2:31 a.m. PST

Also one of my favorites.

langobard Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 3:11 a.m. PST

The movie that gave me a life long interest in the ACW.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 11:30 a.m. PST

Happy it brings you good memories boys!. (smile)


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