BG Benjamin H. Grierson

BG Benjamin H. Grierson (HM187B)

Location: Leavenworth, KS 66027 Leavenworth County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 20.779', W 94° 55.163'

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08 Jul 1826 - 31 Aug 1911

Pittsburgh, PA
Buried - Jacksonville, IL
Married Alice Kirk - 24 Sep 1854
Married Lillian King - 28 Jul 1897
Fathered seven children
29 years of military service
1861 - 1890
Advocated equal treatment for Blacks and Native Americans

"As a commander, Grierson gave the Army a vision for what it could be — an organization where all who sacrifice for this country are treated fairly and where their service is honored equally."
LTG David G. Perkins, 08 Aug 2012
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"Unlikely Warrior-Hero"
Master Musician
Master Strategist
Band Leader
Music Teacher
Composer - wrote music for
Abraham Lincoln's 1860 Campaign

Union Civil War Volunteer
08 May 1861 - 30 Apr 1866
Cavalry Commander
Illinois - Tennessee
Mississippi - Iowa
Campaigns
Meridian - Vicksburg
Tupelo - Mobile
Freed Slaves
Saved MG W. T. Sherman's Life
27 May 1871
BG - 03 Jun 1863
Brevet MG - 27 May 1865
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Western Frontier
Commanded 10th Cavalry
Jul 1866 - Nov 1888
Fort Leavenworth
Sep 1866 - Aug 1867

Commander
Forts Riley - Concho
Grant - Sill
Depts of Texas
New Mexico
Arizona
1867 - 1890
Peacekeeper
Mexican Border
1875 - 1888
Tracked Chief Victorio
May - Oct 1890
BG - 05 Apr 1890
Retired
08 Jul 1890
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"Ready and Forward"

"...he commanded Black troops, treated them with respect...and never failed to support and defend them against racial slurs, prejudice, and discrimination..."
William Leckie (1984)

"...his veracity and integrity have never been questioned...his character...as an officer and gentleman beyond reproach...I can testify to his...efficiency and gallantry in the field."
B. H. Grierson, Col. 10th Cav. Nov 01, 1881
Ltr supporting Lt Flipper at his court martial. (Newberry Library)
Details
HM NumberHM187B
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByFort Leavenworth
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 7:06pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 334604 N 4356965
Decimal Degrees39.34631667, -94.91938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 20.779', W 94° 55.163'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 20' 46.74" N, 94° 55' 9.78" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 188-246 Grant Ave, Leavenworth KS 66027, US
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